|The children getting ready for a crab race.|
After that we had the second group of children and though there were not a lot of children the second time around we still had a crazy new experience. When we first started I honestly did not believe that we find a lot of sea animals. Like maybe a few green crabs or something but I was amazed when someone pointed out "moving rock" in the water, I looked over and knew exactly what they were talking about. The first Horseshoe crab this year was found just crawling towards the shore line! After catching sight of the amazing beast I alerted all to its presents and picked it up. Many of the children were amazed and look at it from a distance, because it was so crazy looking, it looked a lot different then the green crabs we usually catch. Heck even the counselors were freaked out by the new crab, but mostly because it was leaking black ooze (later determined to be mud).After extensive touching of the crab we set it free and continued our day!
|The Horseshoe Crab in all its Glory.|
On Tuesday we all got in to Black's Creek at about 8:45 and this time we got right to work. We set all the equipment down and waited for the children to come, when the children came I noticed that there were fewer kids than usual. But even then we still had fun, after having found just about no crabs some of the children and I creatively made up the game net-ball. The game is literally just playing catch but we used the net to catch the ball
|Net-ball in action!|