Quick trip

I went to Corpus Christi for work and managed to sneak in a couple of hours in the evening at the Padre Island National Seashore.  It was low tide, and plenty of interesting things were on the beach.  There were lots of these lettered olives, which were alive and digging in the sand. They were entertaining to watch.  They are predators!


The birds were busy. You can see the marks their probing beaks leave in the sand.

bird probing holes

I found a skate egg case (aka mermaid’s purse) and some whelk egg case strings. They are very stinky! I am hoping that drying them out will help. It was lovely to be on the beach in the evening. There were only a couple of other people around, it was really nice.

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