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Sea Turtle Nest Inventory-Sunday, July 23 @ 7:30
July 20th, 2017 12:16 pm
There will be a loggerhead sea turtle nest inventory on Sunday, July 23 at 7:30 on North Beach at Hunting Island.
Volunteers please meet at the lighthouse by 7:15 pm.

A nest inventory is conducted 72 hours after a nest has hatched, in order to determine the success of the nest. The nest is excavated and all contents are removed and documented. Occasionally live hatchlings are found in the nest and released, so this is a good opportunity to possibly see live loggerhead hatchlings, although there is no guarantee.

If you are a FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project Volunteer, please wear your orange volunteer shirt and badge, so that you can help with crowd management.
This inventory is open to the public, so feel free to post to social media or share; just remember that everyone is responsible for their own admission to the park. FOHI members and guests are covered by their membership.
Wednesday Report - July 19
July 19th, 2017 6:54 pm
The only activity today is the sighting of a two hatchling tracks from Nest #3 in Zone 2.

Otherwise - still holding at 99 nests!  No crawls at all.

Still Holding at 99 Nests...Could be worse...
July 17th, 2017 4:57 pm

“Could be worse…

“…could be raining.” So says Igor (pronounced Eye-gor) to young Frankenstein (pronounced “Frahnk-en-schteen” in the Mel Brooks comedy of the same name.  That silly scene kept running through my head last night, as the lightning and thunder exploded over the house and the rain pummeled the skylights.  I had already checked my various weather and radar apps and had noticed that the forecast looked like thunderstorms for the next few days.  Mondays have not been blessed with ideal weather conditions this season, and I hoped against hope that we could find a window somewhere between the storms when morning came.

As I stepped outside around 5:15 am, preparing to leave for the park, I noticed that the precipitation was light, while the sky was very dark.  Most of these pre-dawn mornings have at least shown some promise of daylight in the offing, but not today.  Driving down the Sea Island Parkway, I missed the bright eye of Venus and the brilliant moon th...

A Double Rainbow for Sunday
July 16th, 2017 9:23 am
No Nests, No False Crawls, No Activity.  A Double Rainbow seen by all walkers today and the weather cloudy and cool weather made for a pleasant walk.  
Saturday Post 7/15
July 15th, 2017 12:12 pm
Nest #99 was found in Zone 1 and 124 eggs were relocated.  All other zones were clear.

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