2013-09-26 / Island Life

Beach walk is set Friday


Shirley Fischer, a long time Port Aransas resident and beachcomber, leads a beach walk the fourth Friday of every month. In the top left photo Fischer explains to Ronda Brothers of Hobbs, N.M., and part-time Port Aransas resident Linda Summers of Austin, that the sargassum grass found along the beach is the home of mini-shrimp. Above, an example of one of the many treasures that can be found on the beach. In the bottom left photo, Fischer demonstrates how to look for beach treasures in the sargassum grass. Shirley Fischer, a long time Port Aransas resident and beachcomber, leads a beach walk the fourth Friday of every month. In the top left photo Fischer explains to Ronda Brothers of Hobbs, N.M., and part-time Port Aransas resident Linda Summers of Austin, that the sargassum grass found along the beach is the home of mini-shrimp. Above, an example of one of the many treasures that can be found on the beach. In the bottom left photo, Fischer demonstrates how to look for beach treasures in the sargassum grass. Discover for yourself all the “treasures” that can be found while taking a walk along the beach.

A free guided beach walk led by a long-time Port Aransan Shirley Fischer begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

Walkers meet at the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street.

Fischer teaches participants facts about shells, wildlife and even trash that can be found on the beach.


Staff Photos by Taryn Walker Staff Photos by Taryn Walker Beach walkers should dress for the weather, bring water and a container for any treasures found.

The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the walks the fourth Friday of every month.

For more information contact parks and recreation at 749-4158.


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