A visit to Rocky Point’s Marsh after the full moon supertide. Overnight, Atlantic Horseshoe crabs had come-in by the hundreds to mate. Some were now stranded in the receding tide, trying to dig into the sand for protection.
The clean-up effort has brought life diversity in one of the last Tidal Marsh within Jamaica Bay. The Marsh Makers were honored with an Environmental Quality Award presented by the EPA in Manhattan, on April 27, 2012.
Mating frenzy still going on in the channels, oblivious of the receding waters:
and scavengers too:
Fish nurseries in the cleared-up channels and pools:
The reclaiming of the little marsh has brought several species of Birds, including the Spotted Sandpiper:
A pair of Willets: