9 June 2006
This is the aftermath of a winter of erosion at the community of Davis Park on Fire Island.
An attempt at deer-proofing a pottred petunia.
No tragedy here. This is what's left after a horseshoe crab molts.
This is a gathering at Land's End Catering on the Browns River in Sayville, NY.
Atlantic Ocean in the morning.
This, on the other hand, could have ended in tragedy. Kids, when you see this, pick it up by the side edges of the shell and place it in the water. Do not pick it up by the telson (tail), which would be like somebody coming along and picking you up by your pinky. The telson, by the way, is not a weapon. These critters use them as levers to right themselves when they've been turned upside down. It works fine under the water, but not too well on the beach.