|Can anyone help me identify what this flower is?|
|"Painted Lady" or "False Monarch", Vanessa cardui|
|Canada geese, swooping in|
So much life. So much of it depending on places like Curtis Cove as stopovers and havens.
Which is why stuff like this is so troubling:
The shore, yet again, was a hazard zone of brightly colored, poison-tinged, sharp-edged, deadly plastics.
|17 pcs of rope, about 15 ft total|
|282 pcs of non-rope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 1 (plastic plank/slat offcut)
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 17
- Fishing trap gear: 167 (157 vinyl coating scraps, 4 bumpers, 4 genl trap parts, trap tag, bait bag)
- Fishing misc.: 19 (18 clawbands, fishing line)
- Food-related plastics: 21 (bottlecap outer seal, 16 cup scraps, food wrapper, JIF lid, silverware handle, old bread tag)
- Food-related glass/metal: 1 (sea glass)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 24 (2 balloons, 8 bags/scraps, cigarette package, cigar tip, plastic glove, 2 bandaids, 6 cable ties, medicine blister pack, crate seal, bitten PUREX bottle bottom)
- Scrap plastics: 45 (18 >1", 27 <1 li="li"> 1>
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 4 (ceramic shard, 2 cloth scraps, cord)
|Badly worn & bitten PUREX|
|Date: "08 10 06" -- Could this bread|
wrapper be 6 years old??
When I finished my collection, I wandered the usual rockpools at low tide. But then it occurred to me, most of the lower foreshore of Curtis Cove is a rockpool. Beneath its cobbled surface is a layer of poorly draining mud. When the tide goes out, it stays waterlogged & mucky. Turn over almost any cobble, and you'll find life. Like this:
Change the game.
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 8463
- Pcs fishing rope -- 1793
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 3992