Come meet Lisa Kahn Schnell, author of "High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs" on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:30pm.
High Tide for Horseshoe Crab
Here come the horseshoe crabs!
Each spring, millions of horseshoe crabs lurch onto the shores of the Delaware Bay. In the moist sand they mate and lay their eggs.
Here come the birds!
Drawn by the horseshoe crab eggs, thousands of migrating shorebirds descend upon the bay. They are very exhausted and very, very hungry.
Here come the people!
Curious about the commotion, people arrive from all over the globe. For a few short weeks, they are part of one of the most extraordinary events in the animal world.
Come join the frenzy!
As a child Lisa Kahn Schnell spent many happy hours at the beach in Delaware. But it wasn't until she was an adult that she learned the dramatic story of the horseshoe crabs. On an early-morning walk during a research trip, she discovered thousands of horseshoe crabs spawning along the shores of Delaware Bay and knew she had to share their story. A returned Peace Corps volunteer, Lisa now lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, three hens, two children, and one Ghanaian cat. This is her first book.