Saturday, July 31, 2010

touched by, or touching, wildlife

Hannah, left, and Nora, right, caught their first fish at Blacks Creek on Tuesday—but this baby cunner was only two inches long! Hannah swept it up in her net, not on a fishing rod, and invited her cousin, Nora, to take a look at her prized catch. After about thirty seconds of encouragement, Nora gently took the fish into her own hands. In her palm, however, Nora noticed the tiny fish struggling to breathe out of water; feeling guilty, she plunged it back into the creek, but not before I was able to snap this endearing photograph.

I want to thank all of the Boston Harbor Explorers at the William F. Ryan Sailing Center in Quincy—you’re a daring bunch, never afraid to venture knee-deep into environmental exploration!


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