"...turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance."
Photo and caption by Meredith Harrell
On our last trip of the summer to Wolfe's Neck State Park, my three year old son and I hunted for sea life at low tide. Cameron picked up a snail and held it up for me to investigate. Slowly (which is the only way snails do things) it ventured from its shell, which enthralled Cam. He had scooped up many snails and none had been so brave as to peek themselves out of the shell. It was a great teaching moment for me and, let's admit, it was just really cool.
Location: Wolfe's Neck State Park, Freeport, Maine