Gordon’s Surprise for Alabama Point
And It’s a Kemp’s Ridley!
Just wanted to let you know what went on today (5/14/16)!! We had what we initially thought were 2 false crawls today. It looks like the first false crawl we had, “the 30-inch crawl” turned out to be a Kemp’s nest ! One of our Locals happened to see her nesting yesterday…. Yes yesterday! Around 11:30 a.m. She thought someone else reported the turtle and when she realized today on her walk that it was not marked off she realized it did not get reported. So the first false crawl we had this morning is A-1 a Kemp’s nest laid on the 13th of May. Thank goodness she watched her nest and took pictures!! Attached is the photo of her. The first baby out of the nest will be named Melanie after the lady ” Who saved our babies” . So Ft. Morgan has a nest and a false crawl. By the way, the second false crawl was a really big 48″ crawl width. Keep on turtle dancing!!!