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Oct 16, 201212:23 PMWild By Nature

EXPLORING THE BEAUTY OF OUR OWN BACK YARD

Lobster As Icon

Lobster As Icon

When you were a kid, did you ever press your nose against the lobster tank in the grocery store to get a closer look?

I can recall tugging my mom down the aisle to the back of our local market, anxious to pay a visit to the curious crustaceans. I would gawk for as long as permitted, transfixed by the extraordinary features. Naively, I thought it were the same six or seven "loppers" I was calling on, week after week. I chose to believe they were protected there, like pet fish, in a tank at a restaurant.

In second grade, I discovered the fate of my clawed friends, and began purchasing them to release back into the wild, when I had saved enough allowance money.

Now, my own children pull me down the grocery store aisle, standing mesmerized in front of the invertebrates, as they seemingly perform on the submerged stage.

I, Lobster: A Crustacean Odyssey written by Nancy Frazier, is a newly published consideration of the lobster represented throughout history as an icon, subject of art, and delicacy, among other things. Frazier's comprehensive exploration of lobster lore is fascinating, scholarly, and humorous - and, it's prompted me to take pause to stop and gawk again.

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Follow local mom Meghan Hill as she exercises her love of the great outdoors with two young children in tow. From clamming on the Brewster mud flats to camping adventures, Hill explores the fun side of living an outdoor life among the tides, marshes, and foot trails of Cape Cod. Join her as she gives advice on making the most of our beautiful surroundings.

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Follow local mom Meghan Hill as she exercises her love of the great outdoors with two young children in tow. From clamming on the Brewster mud flats to camping adventures, Hill explores the fun side of living an outdoor life among the tides, marshes, and foot trails of Cape Cod. Join her as she gives advice on making the most of our beautiful surroundings.

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