Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds

SCWF had a wonderful event at Harbor Island on April 29 & 30, 2018 to observe and learn about Horseshoe Crabs & their spawning cycles, and the shorebirds that depend on the Horseshoe Crabs!  HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Al Segars (retired veterinarian & wildlife biologist with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources) and Nick Wallover (veteran shorebird biologist with SCDNR) for sharing their expertise with our group!

 Photo by Ben Gregg

Photo by Ben Gregg

 Photo by Ben Gregg

Photo by Ben Gregg

 Photo by Ben Gregg

Photo by Ben Gregg

 Photo by Ben Gregg

Photo by Ben Gregg

A note from Ben Gregg about the Sunday evening portion of the class:  "We had a four-ring circus about 7:45. Sun setting in the West, moon rising in the east, hundreds of red knots grouped on a sand bar for the night and Al Segars tagging and measuring horseshoe crabs with assistance from his followers!" 

Here's a slow-motion video of the Red Knots flying over our group Monday morning...video taken by Dennis Sellers.