A free nature club for kids & families in Nova Scotia
Coastal adventure at Cranberry Cove
Jen Frail-Gauthier, our guest leader for this field trip, showed us the secret trail near Peggy’s Cove to get to Cranberry Cove.
Neat-o! We emerged from the forest to set our eyes upon a sandy cove, with easy access to the ocean.
Right away, everybody started to catch Green Crabs. These crabs are very common, and unfortunately very agressive towards our native crabs.
Jen brought some great little collecting containers so that YNC members could collect and take a close look at the creatures we found.
The organisms we found most frequently were Green Crabs, Hermit Crabs, periwinkles, and a variety of seaweeds.
Jen and others got right in the not-so-cold water of Cranberry Cove.
We ventured up and away from the cove, and found more isolated tidal pools in depressions on the rocks.
If you looked closely, the small tidal pools were full of life too, including stickleback, and freshwater invertebrates. Jen lent us little containers to try to catch the tiny, fast creatures. ALL inverts were returned to the water by the end of our awesome trip.