Horseshoe Crabs

Our photo club made a trip to Delaware to explore horseshoe crabs' annual spawning event.  Though we missed the high tide when they invaded the seashore in great numbers, we saw hundreds and thousands of them at Pickering Beach on May 20.  It was an eye-opening event for me to observe and get acquainted with these unusual creatures.  Their life-cycle has enriched my understanding of the animal kingdom after my recent journeys into human migration, migration of snow geese, turtles, and great blue herons, etc.  I also went to Lilypons on May 17 to observe a rookery where blue herons built their nests, mated, and raised their young.  Photos about these trips can be found in my Picasa Albums.

© Sung-Peng Hsu 2011