June 23: From Jan Taylor (LK Team Lead)
Congratulations to newbie Paula Grievo on finding B17 this morning. It’s wonderful [that the] last two nests have been found by new team members. You are most lucky. There’s one member who walked several years and never found a nest. He’s retired to nest sitting only.
This is another text book crawl and nesting pit. Don’t you just love the ribbon in the sand. Track width 34″. Momma only laid 56 eggs, which we relocated. Also, found a small conjoined egg just before finding the top of the clutch. Thinking this might be a multiple nesting momma and might be her last nest for the season.
[We] Had a lovely family with couple of young boys come down and watch the process. It is wonderful, heartwarming feeling to hear the excitement in their voices……”this is so neat”! If I remember correctly, one is interested in nature preservation work and Deb W. was quick to advise how rewarding it is to work with the Refuge group. It was SO great they helped or totally filled in the pit for us.
Thank you to those who were able to respond today. Once again GREAT teamwork. Oh, yours truly found the eggs.
Have a wonderful day.
P.S.——from Turtle Central
We are now at 91. Last year it took us to August 4th to hit 91 and in 2012 we hit 91 on July 4th. In 2015 we had 25 nests in the month of July and in 2012 we had 50 in July. I think we are heading for a 168 nest season.