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Steve Stabilito of Gilbertsville, Pa. and his son Drew, 10, participate in a horseshoe crab workshop and learn about the molting process of the marine arthropods during the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 17, at the Wetlands Institute. Steve Stabilito of Gilbertsville, Pa. and his son Drew, 10, participate in a horseshoe crab workshop and learn about the molting process of the marine arthropods during the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 17, at the Wetlands Institute. Steve Stabilito of Gilbertsville, Pa. and his son Drew, 10, participate in a horseshoe crab workshop and learn about the molting process of the marine arthropods during the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 17, at the Wetlands Institute.

Photos by Jen Marra


Christa Speck and Thoralf Mikkelsen, both of Cinnaminson, observe a horseshoe crab’s eye and how it sees. Christa Speck and Thoralf Mikkelsen, both of Cinnaminson, observe a horseshoe crab’s eye and how it sees.

Christa Speck and Thoralf Mikkelsen, both of Cinnaminson, observe a horseshoe crab’s eye and how it sees.


Environmental Educator Sue Slotterback with the Wetlands Institute leads the horseshoe crab workshop and fields many questions as participants go through the stations on the species. Environmental Educator Sue Slotterback with the Wetlands Institute leads the horseshoe crab workshop and fields many questions as participants go through the stations on the species.

Environmental Educator Sue Slotterback with the Wetlands Institute leads the horseshoe crab workshop and fields many questions as participants go through the stations on the species.


  Pat Hockenberry of Arlington, Va. stops at station 5 and examines the ventral anatomy. Pat Hockenberry of Arlington, Va. stops at station 5 and examines the ventral anatomy.

Pat Hockenberry of Arlington, Va. stops at station 5 and examines the ventral anatomy.


  Tyler Ardito, 9, with his grandparents Paul and Lorraine Dersch, all of Washington Township, look out at the variety of shorebirds in the marsh behind the institute. Tyler Ardito, 9, with his grandparents Paul and Lorraine Dersch, all of Washington Township, look out at the variety of shorebirds in the marsh behind the institute.

Tyler Ardito, 9, with his grandparents Paul and Lorraine Dersch, all of Washington Township, look out at the variety of shorebirds in the marsh behind the institute.


  Families take a walk on the new platform and look for fiddler crabs and shorebirds. Families take a walk on the new platform and look for fiddler crabs and shorebirds.

Families take a walk on the new platform and look for fiddler crabs and shorebirds.


  Spencer Kostinsky of Philadelphia and his daughters Paige and Sela, 4 and 8 respectively, visit with Volunteer Naturalist Elisabeth Van Every at the aquarium teaching tank and learn about a variety of ocean species. Spencer Kostinsky of Philadelphia and his daughters Paige and Sela, 4 and 8 respectively, visit with Volunteer Naturalist Elisabeth Van Every at the aquarium teaching tank and learn about a variety of ocean species.

Spencer Kostinsky of Philadelphia and his daughters Paige and Sela, 4 and 8 respectively, visit with Volunteer Naturalist Elisabeth Van Every at the aquarium teaching tank and learn about a variety of ocean species.


  Brandon Henry, 15, of Galloway volunteers at the horseshoe crab touch tank. Brandon Henry, 15, of Galloway volunteers at the horseshoe crab touch tank.

Brandon Henry, 15, of Galloway volunteers at the horseshoe crab touch tank. 

 

 

 

 

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