NHA Horseshoe Crab Walk 2017

Jun 10th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nauset inlet


Announcing a New Springtime NHA Event: The Life and (Sometimes) Hard Times of Cape Cod's Horseshoe Crabs

The date is scheduled in the heart of the horseshoe crabs' spawning season at a full moon high tide when the crabs will be the most active.  Meet opposite the NHA stairs on the inside of Nauset Cove near the beached boats and tenders.  

PROGRAM:  Janet Bush, NHA member, will offer an informal walk and talk on the horseshoe crabs of Nauset Spit that, at 500 million years old, are one of the most ancient creatures on earth. Janet is a long-time Horseshoe Crab Volunteer for Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. She will demonstrate how Audubon does spawning surveys and monitors the numbers of horseshoe crabs in Nauset Cove, and elsewhere on the Outer Cape, and will discuss their spawning habits, their current medical use, and the threats they face today. 

Be prepared to walk north along the inside of Nauset Spit for half a mile in search of the ever fascinating Atlantic Horseshoe Crab.

Sponsored by the NHA Environmental Committee

Please direct questions to Rigney Cunningham