Walking the beach with The Lloyd Center

23 02 2012

The LC crew: from left, Lori Benson, Katie Montgomery (mostly obscured), Len Boutin, Jenn Grota behind Jamie Bogart (at scope), Walt Granda and Paula Boutin.

This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Lloyd Center in South Dartmouth, MA. The weather was very fine indeed, and I got to finally meet some long-time, dedicated Seanetters. Participants sat through a tour of SEANET data along Buzzard’s Bay, courtesy of yours truly, and then were rewarded with a trip to Round Hill Beach, courtesy of our local coordinator Jamie Bogart. A local high school student, Jenn Grota, may be our newest Seanetter, and Walt Granda, Len and Paula Boutin, and Lori Benson all gave me the rare opportunity to speak with volunteers face to face and not merely via email or the blog. Master’s of Conservation Medicine student Katie Montgomery trekked down to join us as well. Katie has taken on SEANET as part of her Master’s research, and we’ve been so pleased at her interest and commitment to this program. It was a great benefit to me to have her join me in the festivities.

A rare photo of your SEANET blogger, Sarah Courchesne (center) flanked by Seanetters Lori Benson and Paula Boutin.

Our stroll along the beach yielded no dead birds (typical for a Buzzard’s Bay beach) but we did spot a few live scoters, bufflehead and cormorants. A glorious day! Thanks to Jamie for hosting, and to the attendees for their interest and particiation. Until next time, Lloyd Center!

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