Friday, July 1

The rain held off so we could get our patrol in this morning!

We have 2 new nests and 1 false crawl!  On this date last year we had 54 nests, so we are in good shape!

Nest #57’s Mama crawled through a marked Nesting Site!  This site will be “Guarded” well!

Nest #58’s Mama also crawled through a marked nest!  She knocked down the poles and string in the process, poor thing!  Patrol righted the poles and got things cleaned up!

We aren’t sure what happened with the false crawl.  She stopped in two areas, but never dug into the sand.

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03).