PORT O’CONNOR — As 16 kids in kayaks clustered together in the shallows, RJ Shelly pointed toward a sandpiper wandering the shores of Boggy Bayou.
The bird’s curved beak, Shelly said, allows it to dig for burrowed crabs along the beach. As the kids set out across the bayou, Shelly told them to pay close attention to the other species flying around.
Gallery: Port Lavaca YMCA Kayak Trip at Boggy Bayou
On Wednesday, 16 kids kayaked through Boggy Bayou as part of a summer wildlife camp hosted by Calhoun County YMCA. During the trip, kids learned about wildlife during a lesson in part aimed at giving an appreciation for local habitats and ecosystems.
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