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Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs

Sunday, May 26, 2013

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

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Come see the annual mating ritual of the horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to lay eggs. Also present will be red knots, sanderlings, ruddy turnstones and other shorebirds to feed on them. Learn about the history, ecology and medical value of the ancient ‘crab’. Kids welcome! 
Leaders: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe


Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Jamaica Bay Park
100 Cross Bay Boulvard
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and carpool to the ball field beach at the south end of Broad Channel.



Event Organizer

National Park Service

Contact Number

(718) 318-4340


Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront

Directions to Jamaica Bay Park

Jamaica Bay Park Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
  • Wed
    Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then Heavy Rain and Breezy
  • Thu
    Sunny and Breezy
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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