March 2008

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American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, Oyster Bay Golf Course, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
A historic moment as English Construction begins to lower the first pile for the new Sunset Beach Bridge, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
When the pile is further down, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
Near the end of lowering the first pile. It is in the center under the weight. Another pile is in the air to its left, ready to be lowered. Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
Checking the placement of the first pile. Squares indicate where addition piles will be placed. Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
Attaching the weight to the second pile, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
Beginning to lower the second pile, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
Knobbed Whelks shown together for comparison. Age does that to all of us. Sunset Beach, NC, 3/28/08
Migrating Terns
Migrating Terns
There are some things in life that lift my heart and give me great joy. Terns are among them. Migrating terns arrived this week. Sunset Beach, NC, 3/27/08
These are examples of tide pools in and around which I find animals, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/27/08
Forbes Sea Star curling its arms at the end of my walk, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/27/08
This is an area where a child's fire cracker started a brush fire, probably on the evening of 3/25, after I finished walking behind the house to my car, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/27/08
This male Clearnose Skate with claspers, changed in appearance significantly during my 2-hour walk. The lower, brighter light also affected its appearance. Sunset Beach, NC, 3/25/08
Speckled Crab missing claw, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/25/08
Sand Fences, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/25/08
Waves, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/25/08
Live Ark, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/24/08
Colonial Tunicates, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/24/08
Knobbed Whelk, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/24/08
   
Stingray, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/24/08
Smooth Dogfish Shark, Mustelus canis, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/22/08
Girls holding Horseshoe Crab Molt, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/21/08
Blue Skies Shining on me, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/21/08
Live Lettered Olive, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/21/08
Smooth Dogfish Shark, Mustelus canis, live, Sunset Beach, NC, 03/17/08
The early return of Wood Storks, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/9/08
Polyurethane foam roofing.