Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Day at the Beach

This week Richmond Beach was our classroom. Not only did we have a VERY low tide, but the weather cooperate with us as well. Each day was sunny and warm and made me feel lucky to be at the beach.  

Tuesday Froglets spent time at the pirate fort, examining rocks, and searching for crabs! Somehow we were able to make the best of our situation. Being at the beach and all. ;)

Tuesday Frogs focused on two specific areas, the fort builders and the tide poolers. We were able to really study the crabs. If nothing else their sheer numbers! Couple scraped knees, first time digging toes in the sand, and we even managed to save a few caterpillars.

Wednesday Froglets tossed rocks in to the water, rolled around and I'm sure put sand 
Made a flag and ran it up the mast, explored the scotch broom, and maybe even found a crab or two!

Thursday Tadpoles found the most wildlife of any class this week. The action was non stop! 
Sea stars, barnacles, crabs, hermit crabs, mussels, clams, long unidentified fish, nudibranchs, sea pens, sea anemones! OH MY!

Thursday Frogs found the source of all the caterpillar action. Tent caterpillars ( I suspect) have infested numerous trees and bushes on the beach. We found a few of the writhing masses on some bushes and many more single caterpillars on the beach.  

All in all a great week at the beach! Even with the mild sun burn I'm happy!

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