What surprised both Doug and myself, was the condition of the beach. The majority of cobbles were gone, and there was very little wrack on the beach. The day was wonderful with the sun shining and hardly any breeze.
|Fall Foliage, Poison Ivy and Hemlock Berries|
|Even the youngest one had fun|
On the return to the field station, the children discovered a monarch butterfly in the grass, folding and unfolding its wings and absorbing the heat from the sun, before it left on its long migration.
The next beach ramble will be the annual New Year's afternoon walk at the beach. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.