We saw an armada of Horseshoe Crabs making landfall, which attracted a feeding frenzy of mostly gulls but quite a few shorebirds as well.
Meredith Morehouse of Manomet and the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) showed us what the fuss was about: Horseshoe Crab eggs (right).
She held up a batch on a tiny half shell for us to see and took a survey regrading the group's efforts to help migratory birds and educate the public, including the signs below left.
We also bumped into Larissa Smith of Conserve Wildlife Foundation, who showed us more shorebird action at the next beach south and rescued a tiny Diamondback Terrapin (Below right) crossing the road along the way.
(We did see several Red Knots, but none close enough to photograph. Nature's spectacle, however, was memorable.)