King Tides reveal 2 “new” nests
Bad news and good news.
King Tides over the weekend have removed LOTS of sand from Folly’s far east beach, especially from The Washout to the Summer Place parking lot.
Disappearing sand revealed eggs at two previously unfound nests. Volunteers had reported “false crawls” at these two locations earlier in the season, but no eggs had been located.
Both clutches were moved to new sites to escape the still rising water and enable further development if possible.
The King Tides also flooded and partially uncovered a west side nest. Ann and Lars were able to rescue it just in time for 45 hatchlings to successfully crawl into the ocean. Another 8 emerged a few days later from their new drier site.
It’s been an eventful season to say the least! Only a few more nests to go … unless we have more surprises.