Here is the fourth "What Am I?" riddle from my backpacking trip on Shackleford Banks....
I live out on the ocean's floor
But you might find me on the shore
I have five arms, while you have two
Mine are different from those of you
My arms are covered with tube feet
By which I move, and help me eat,
Because my tube feet do real well
When pulling open a clam's shell
My phylum name means "spiny skin"
Sea urchins are among my kin
For yes, I will with pride confirm
Indeed, I'm an echinoderm!
clues for you.
for the answer!
Did you finish ahead of par
And guess I'm a fine sea star?
I saw a number of these sea stars (commonly called star fish, although a fish they are not) washed up on the beach and thought they were really striking. I shared a few photos of my hike with a coworker, and she liked this one so much she is using it as wallpaper on her computer. Mother Nature arranged everything so artfully, don't you think?
My vision is to describe hikes that I have taken. These will be sporadic, so if you like this blog, you may want to subscribe. If a lot of time goes on between hikes, then maybe I will write something about hiking in general, or describe an older hike from days gone by.