FULL–June 15, 2019: Horseshoe Crabs on Morris Island Walk

Horseshoe crab by Vince DeWitt

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About this walk:
This is the time of year horseshoe crabs gather and mate along coastal beaches.  There will be much crab activity at the high tide. Hillary Cressey, a retired biology professor and an expert on horseshoe crabs, will discuss the life cycle of this “living fossil” that’s been around since the time of the dinosaurs. The walk co-sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and Chatham Conservation Foundation will be led by HCT volunteer walk leader Mark McGrath. Matt Hillman, Director of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, will provide a brief introduction about the refuge.

Location: Chatham
(directions emailed with registration confirmation)
Cost: free, but space is limited, so registration is required
Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon
Day/date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 (rain cancels)
Walk distance: The distance will be less than 2.5 miles at a slow/moderate pace on pavement, firm trails, and soft sand.