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Peter Marteka

Peter Marteka

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The Shoreline Lure Of Guilford's West River Preserves

The Shoreline Lure Of Guilford's West River Preserves

August 22, 2014

My feet crunched through the marsh grass as I approached the banks of Spencer Creek. In the mud below, hundreds of fiddler crabs scrambled sideways in different directions looking to hide in their holes. Nearby, a great blue heron flew off, startled by my presence in its world.