Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Change in the Weather

Pond Fishing Sunday

Coffee and a book
Angle of Repose
Red Cedar at the waters edge

Lone angler
wading in the emergent 
Lilly pads

Ox Eyes Smiling

American Oyster Catchers

My favorite bird
pokes around
at low tide

Raise a ruckas
when they come 
and go

Grace Grossman Visit - Lawrence

Lawrence High School students take a walk in the water.

Uca Pugnax in the Saltmarsh

Dr. O shows off an inhabitant to Gard and Son.

Freeze Tag

She is frozen Amber
Ears shift, nostrils flair

from this distance
all my camera allows

She holds out hope
we haven't seen her
  the dog is unaware
he's fixated on a stick

A light rain falling
Just as the sun is setting

Friday, June 15, 2012

Julia Takes a Walk

Today Lennie and I went to Folgers marsh and caught fish, and crabs! Isn’t that cool!? I enjoy spending time in the water with nets and catching all the shrimp, fish, and crabs. We went to a certain part of the beach and we saw a swarm of fiddler crabs. Also Lennie got right to the review of identifying plants that I learned last year. My most favorite bird I saw today was the red wing black bird. I think they are very beautiful!
                The fish that we caught are known as mumichogs, and silver sides. The shrimp were glass shrimp and the crabs were hermit crabs, rock crabs, green crabs (an invasive species), and fiddler crabs.

                We took a family of 4 who were Orion’s (also a Jr. Ranger) aunt, uncle, and cousins to the marsh and showed them around the beach. We all had a good time and the visitors learned a lot about plants and animals. I had fun and can’t wait to come back next Friday!

Julia Fiske