Recent News


Nest 45

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 25, 2016

2016n45timg_7180Momma Turtle stopped and nested just as she reached this little evergreen … a great protected location high on the beach. Thanks to Becky for confirming Nest #45!

Nest 44

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 24, 2016

2016n44t2016n44bp2016n44finiBetty followed this beautiful track to the wrack line where Momma Turtle had created her nest.

To protect the nest from future high tides, Betty relocated its clutch of 113 eggs to a safer place higher on the beach.

Folks from Indiana and elsewhere were on hand to witness Momma Turtle’s and Betty’s work.

Betty loves to share the experience and the turtles’ story. We’re grateful to our wonderful volunteers!

Nest 43

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2016

2016n43jk12016n43fini1Dave reported that the 13th nest of the season has been laid on “Turtle Alley.”

That’s dense nesting for a half mile of beach!

Judy K expertly probed to locate the egg chamber for Folly’s 43d nest.

The nest could be left in Momma’s choice location.

Dave helped with find and took the great photos.

Many thanks to All!

Nest 42

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2016

Another relocation was needed to help eggs develop successfully in a more inland nest site. Thanks to Judi for moving 123 eggs to their new home.

Nest 41

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2016

2016n41t2016n41ovalegg2016n41lg1Linda was happy to find these beautiful tracks, and even more excited to confirm that the visit had resulted in a nest of 118 eggs.

They did have to be moved to a higher location to escape erosion by high tides.

Thanks to Linda for a great job and for providing the photos!

Nest 40

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2016

Donna and Juanita located another crawl and along with Lars were able to confirm Nest 40. They were able to leave it where the Momma Turtle laid it.

Nest 39

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2016

image1image3Beach goers saw this Momma Turtle around midnight and called Public Safety to alert us to her visit.

Sharon and Dave investigated at dawn and found her nest which they were able to leave in situ.

Thanks for providing the great photo collage, Dave!

Nest 37

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 19, 2016

nest-37-002Susie found tracks to Nest 37 while Cindy and Becky were still working on nests 35 and 36.

It turned out to be a 4-nest morning when Nest 39 was found later. And it’s not even the busy part of the season yet! Uh-oh. We may need a bigger beach.

Susie expertly transferred the 90-egg clutch to a bucket and relocated it in a newly dug chamber higher on the beach to avoid the eroding tides that will arrive in early July and August. Very smart move!

Nest 35, 36 AND … 38

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 19, 2016

img_1318img_13192016n38cw1Three. Yes, THREE. And not false crawls.

All 3 are confirmed nests and they were all in Cindy W’s section of the beach. Whew!

It’s still kind of unusual to have 3 nests in one day, but 3 in one day in a half mile stretch of beach is very rare.

Thankfully Becky and Teresa were able to help out with the egg finding and nest site protection.

Many thanks to all for handling this big increase in Folly’s nest population!

Nest 34

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 19, 2016

Donna knew she had work ahead. The tracks led to an area that’s been heavily threatened during King Tides.

To avoid repeated overwashes, Donna wisely moved the clutch of 147 eggs to a higher site nearby.