“Nurture with Nature” Horseshoe Crab and Delaware Bay Shorebirds
Since 1990, surveys of horseshoe crabs spawning have been conducted in the Delaware Bay. Data collected by volunteers during these surveys is key for scientists in monitoring changes in numbers of spawning crabs each spring during the new and full moon and evening high tides. Come and discover the 2017 data gathering survey at Slaughter Beach, one of the best places for female horseshoe crabs to lay their eggs.
Join Deloris Donnelly, survivor and naturalist as we walk the beach and learn about the importance of becoming aware and appreciating the role of this prehistoric species. Horseshoe crabs are most common in Delaware. We will learn about their importance to fishermen, farmers, bird populations, and the medical profession.
Wear comfortable clothes, shoes for walking on the beach. We will meet at the Slaughter Beach firehouse. Come and meet other breast cancer survivors while enjoying nature at its best.