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A Friendly Reminder

Posted by Jody on March 14, 2014

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”

~ John Howard Payne

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge topic is “Inside.”

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Related Link: Hermit Crab: A Different Kind of Beachcomber

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14 Responses to “A Friendly Reminder”

  1. It’s hard to leave them, but I do, cos they need them more than I do!

    • Jody said

      Yeah, in the marine protected areas it’s a no-no. Even when beachcombing on the sandy beaches we check each “empty” seashell for a hermit crab. They’re really tricky little critters!

  2. ehkstream said

    It’s fun to sit at the edge of a pool and watch the shells suddenly begin to rearrange themselves…

  3. mhdriver said

    Jody great post. There are so many thoughtless people that snatch the shell up and they end up in a box on a shelf and the poor little critters become homeless.

    • Jody said

      Many thanks! California is packed with marine conservation areas where it is absolutely not allowed to collect seashells. There are also plenty of beach fronts where you can still take home what you find, but it’s always important to check ~and check again~ for critters inside!

  4. Maryanne said

    That is so precious and something we never think of!

    • Jody said

      :-) Thanks, Maryanne. One of our favorite things to do is to explore tidepools. You just never know what you’ll find on any given day and at any shoreline. But hermit crabs are always a good bet! Soooo cute!

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