All about horseshoe crabs

All about horseshoe crabs

Horseshoe crabs will be the subject of a series of lectures by Fred Hotchkiss of the Marine Paleobiological Research Institute and Susie Bowman of Felix Neck. — Photo by Lanny McDowell

Fred Hotchkiss of the Marine Paleobiological Research Institute and Susie Bowman, teacher-naturalist at Felix Neck and coordinator of the Island’s Spawning Horseshoe Crab Surveys, present a free program about horseshoe crabs this March and April at four Island libraries. Dates and locations are as follows: March 20, 6:30 pm, Oak Bluffs; March 25, 7 pm, Vineyard Haven; April 9, 5 pm, Chilmark; and April 16, 5:30 pm, Edgartown.

Mr. Hotchkiss and Ms. Bowman will also invite volunteers to help gather data on horseshoe crabs at the peak of their mating and egg laying this spring, in Lake Tashmoo and Sengekontacket Pond.