Well for those that don't know, July 1st is Canada Day - our independence day (and yes I'm from Southern Ontario), so I was wearing my Canada Day hat during morning turtle patrol. We had only one nest in the morning bringing our total to 109 nests.
We had another full night walk that night with several individuals who had never seen a nesting sea turtle before. We made it not quite a mile down the beach when I saw tracks! I quietly made my way up the tracks to find a nesting loggerhead digging her egg chamber. The group waited far away while I was a little closer to listen for when she was done digging. Once she had started to lay her eggs, we all got to see the rest of her nesting process.
The following morning our intern, Amanda, was on patrol with our volunteer, Lea and they found 2 new nests. The nest we saw that night marks nest 111 on our state park beach. If you would like to adopt the nest, click the button below to be taken to the nesting page. The unique ID you need to adopt it is: 203428
Also, see below for pictures from the morning patrol!
Sea Turtle Specialist