Recent News


Nest 69

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 20, 2016

Nest 69’s arrival was almost a miss, but thanks to awareness and reporting by Folly’s Beach Management Patrol, Teresa was able to confirm and protect the Momma’s work in situ. Thank you!!

Nest 68

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 19, 2016

2016n68tShanna’s great photos clearly show her experience of the morning — an in situ nest nice and high on the beach.


May every egg become a healthy hatchling!

Nest 67

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 19, 2016

20016n67nest2016n67vols2016n67group1Susie came to help Betty find these very deeply laid eggs as Marilynn and visitors from southwest Virginia, Tennessee and north Georgia shared the experience of counting and relocating 141 eggs to a safer site nearby.

Thanks, Everyone!

Nest 66

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 14, 2016

2016n66incoming2016n66t2016n66doubleWhoa! Nice long track with clear differential indicating that the turtle was on the beach long enough to nest, but wait a minute …

The tracks led to the bottom of a scarped dune where there was already a large staked off area.

What the … ??

On closer examination, it was clear that the latest turtle had not only nested, but had also broken the orange tape and broken and buried the stake sign in the process. Fortunately, she didn’t drag any markers back to the ocean.

Teresa and Nancy decided to stake the new nest as they normally would, placing it inside the larger staked area which had been investigated and marked earlier in the week as a “possible” nest.

Confused much? Join the Crew!

Momma Turtle certainly had it all figured out. She created her nest as far inland as she could go in a “preferred” location.

Nest 65

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 14, 2016

Momma Turtle gave Jaclyn an early morning challenge … move my nest!

Always ready to help, Jaclyn relocated 115 eggs to a higher location to protect MT’s hatchlings-to-be from high tide erosion.

Nest 64

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 14, 2016

img_7307img_7315Another near walkover nest was left for Bob to find and protect.

This Momma Turtle made her way as far inland as she could go without going through vegetation and rocks. What great placement!

Nest 62 and 63

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 14, 2016

Melissa had a repeat experience of finding two nests and a false crawl. Wow.

Nest 62’s 89 eggs were moved from a very low lying area to a higher, safer location and Nest 63 was thankfully able to stay in situ.

Thank you, Melissa, for your good work!

Nest 61

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 14, 2016

2016n71t2016n71volsLars, Ann and Krisann were greeted by super long tracks from a low tide to well-past the high tide line.

They were able to leave Nest 61 where the Momma Turtle laid it (in situ).

Nest 60

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 12, 2016

2016n60-32016n60-2Mark and Haley from Greenville were lucky enough to witness this Momma Turtle nesting the night before. She laid her treasure and went back to the ocean, but Mark and Haley stayed on the beach for hours to make sure no one disturbed the nest. They were waiting for Betty when she arrived!

Betty relocated the clutch of 89 eggs to a site higher on the beach. Because it’s in a heavily populated area, we’ll need to continue the vigil and watch this one extra closely for human and lighting disturbances.

Betty and Marilynn also enjoyed sharing turtle facts with Wynter, Georgia and Abbey from Kentucky.

A big “THANK YOU” to Mark and Haley for their special care in welcoming this Momma Turtle and her nest to Folly.

Nest 59

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 12, 2016

2016n59-112016n59-2This is the first of what was a very busy morning of TWO nest relocations for Betty.

114 eggs were moved for Nest 59. Thanks to Marilynn for helping!