The 2016 Memorial Day Family Camp had a sampling of different sights and sounds from across the Eastern Shore. Saturday morning the families went Kayaking and Hiking in Pocomoke State Park, a Bald Cypress swamp. The trip was mosquito-free, as the Cypress trees release tannins in the water, which prevents mosquito larva from forming.
In the afternoon, the families either trawled in Mosquito Creek or caught organisms with seine nets and sieve boxes in Little Toms Cove. They saw polychaete worms, fiddler crabs, and tons of periwinkle snails.
Saturday ended with a Chesapeake Bay Boil--a feast of blue crab, shrimp, corn and potatoes.
The families spent Sunday on Wallops Island crabbing, exploring the marsh, and shelling on the beach. That evening, they joined the CBFS staff for a cookout.
You can find photos from this weekend at our Flickr page.
Don't forget that we have a week-long camp in August, Labor Day Family Camp in September and many half-day family programs throughout the summer. You can learn more about our family programs at our Family Program page.
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