The Next Hike

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 25thAugust.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we hiked from the Airport Road to Sandbanks then along the beach and back past the Airport  to the parking place.  The sea was calm and visibility very good, but I was disappointed to find there were no Harbour Porpoise to be seen and hardly a single sea bird.  The tide was quite low and as we walked across the eelgrass beds at Cox Lagoon it was a bit of a surprise to see a good sized Garter Snake working it's way between the barnacle encrusted rocks.  This species does swim well so there was danger of it drowning when the tide came in.  It was curious to see that it had captured a small frog and I think it unusual for frogs to be seen on a beach, certainly not what I would expect at all.

A Garter Snake with captured frog well out on the beach near the airport.

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