On other websites, you're probably reading about all kinds of cute animal mothers today. I admit I've committed a bit of this sort of thing myself, but I included some ugly and badly behaved mothers as well. And here, we're going to take this day to honor the horseshoe crab, which is in the middle of its spawning season on Mother's Day. Because here's what's cool about horseshoe crabs: Most of those cute animals make their babies in private. But if you live on the east coast, you can look at this map and find out where and when to go to the beach to see their ancient spawing ritual.
Hey, if you live near the beach, it might not be too late to take Mom to see it. And it might not be too late to volunteer for the survey. It just so happens I'm going to be at the Delaware shore at the next full moon, which is one of the best times, so I'm definitely going to try to check it out.
-Wombat (No Relation)
Photo of horseshoe crabs getting it on en masse from the state of Maryland DNR.