Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Day Beach Ramble.

The Ramble Group with Doug (center person)

Looking over the marsh towards Allens Pond

The Beach

 Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary held what is to become an annual event a New Year's Day Beach Ramble.  It is a great way to start off the new new year, by exploring the beach and surrounding area on the sanctuary.  The ramble was led by my friend Doug, who is a volunteer naturalist and leads the rambles during the spring to fall season.

I was there to photograph the event.  The day was mostly cloudy over us, with son in the distance temperature in the 30s, and a intermittent wind blowing.  We had a total of eight people come on the ramble.  Doug explains about the history of the sanctuary and the various ecological features.  While were on the beach.  We look in the wrack line and on the shore for different "things" that the tides brought in.  There were various types of shells, seaweed, shell cases and other objects.  Doug would take it and explain what it was and similar brief natural history of the object.

Despite the cold weather, everybody had a great time, and hopefully learn more about the natural history of Allens Pond.