Sunday, June 28, 2015

Allens Pond Beach Ramble

On the Ramble
Saturday, June 27 was another beautiful day at Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary.  It was the date of another Beach Ramble, led by Doug and a family of four traveled down from Newton to go on the ramble.  The whole family was very interested, found a number of objects and asked very appropriate questions.  One of the boys had studied about the beach and marine animals in school and knew a lot of answers.  Everybody had an enjoyable day and at the end of the ramble.  The boys got out their Massachusetts Audubon Passports and stamped it with the Allen Pond stamp.

Doug Explaining

There Was a Number of Lady Crab Exoskeletons on the Beach
In the water right off the beach, common terns were fishing for small baitfish.

Common Tern with Fish in Its Beak

As we were walking in the field back up toward the field station, a newly hatched brood of Baltimore Checkerspots were flying around and landed to give us a good view of them before their wings got beat up.
Baltimore Checkerspot
For an enjoyable instructive day. Please join us for the next Beach Ramble on Saturday, July 11 at 10 AM starting at the field station on Horseneck Road.  Hope to see you there.

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