It’s officially horseshoe crab season in Delaware! The Delaware Bay is the largest spawning area in the world for horseshoe crabs, and every spring from May to late June, tens of thousands of horseshoe crabs will lay their eggs on the shores of the Delaware Bay. You don’t want to miss it.
Here are the best days to see horseshoe crabs in 2019:
May 2-7: New Moon
May 16-21: Full Moon
June 1-5: New Moon
June 15-19: Full Moon
These dates are based on when new moons and full moons happen in the months of May and June, 2019. Check a tide chart, and time your horseshoe crab hunting at night during high tide. Now that you know when to see the horseshoe crabs, I also wrote an entire blog about how to see them, and you can check that out here.
Happy horseshoe crab season!
I'm Abby, a traveling photographer and writer, and I'm most passionate about connecting people with the outdoors, and I started this blog because I believe in the power of visual communication to move people from awareness of the outdoors all the way to stewardship of natural resources.