An Afternoon in Haleiwa

Amoeba and I went to Haleiwa again today. He collected seaweed. I waded in the water and snapped a few photographs.

It was a beautiful day for visiting the beach.

Tropical Sky

Apparently these snails thought so too because they held a convention.

snail conference

The black snails, not wanting to be outdone, held an even bigger convention.

black snails

This little moth came out to sun himself. He’s so small and so well camouflaged here that had he not fluttered his wings at just the right moment, I might have passed by without noticing him.

moth

Even this little green inch worm knew it was a great day to go to the beach.

inch worm

This Gulf Fritillary Butterfly decided to stop on his way to the beach and smell the flowers.

Admiral

While his cousin chose to hang out in the She-Oak Tree before flying off to see the sea.

Admiral 2

These little Wax Bills came to the beach to picnic on grass seeds.

birds

And a couple of sea turtles came in near shore to feast on grassalaria, a favored seaweed.

sea turtle

And I waited, waited, waited patiently for one of them to come up for a breath of air.

up for air

It was a great day for visiting the beach. You’re probably the only one who wasn’t there!