Nest #4 today. She had a 33 inch crawl and the nest is located just east of the 200 walkway.
Nest #2 was over washed.
The sand looked like the desert this morning, smooth from all the rain and wind.
Don’t know if you been on the beach the last couple of days but the tides have been really high. Nest #2 overwashed yesterday and today. We had 3 false crawls this morning but no nest. All were 36” crawls. Two were between Bob Spake and Tom Hess walkways, the third was near the 629 walkway. Here is a picture of one of the false crawls from this morning.
Look what we have! Nest number one is located just west of the 600 walkway.
She had a 35 inch crawl and located her nest in a perfectly safe place. Welcome to 2017 Caswell Turtle Season.
One other note interest … we were interviewed by Spectrum News yesterday. It can be viewed on their website.
The 2017 Turtle Season is almost here! Beginning May 1st, the Turtle Watch Morning Patrol will search Caswell Beach for any tracks left by a mother turtle who might be laying eggs. If a nest is discovered, it will be marked and assigned a sequential number, starting with 1.
Hopefully 2017 will continue the trend of increasing number of nests as experienced in the previous 2 years!