Waties Island Nest Count

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4th! :)

First of all I want to apologize if this post is accidentally blogged above the awesome find of the July 5th walkers (YAY FOR ANOTHER NEST!) but I had trouble with my signal yesterday and couldn't post the photos from Friday's walk.

 The most important news is the fact that all nests survived the storm with little if any washover. The most damage was the rain washing the numbers from the sign posts, which was a problem easily solved (with the help of Sarah's sharpie pen).

 The only nest with any signs of washover was Nest number 3 (shown above). The reeds that mark the tide line had been pushed behind the sign post, however they weren't so far back that they had reached the location of the nest chamber. With the wisdom of our turtles and our astute volunteers at play, it seems none of the nests were damaged in the slightest. Arthur couldn't hope to compete. ;)
 The final sign of a storm cleared away was this beautiful double rainbow, a promise of brighter days ahead. I suppose that day came quicker than we thought! Congratulations to the Saturday walkers for finding yet another turtle nest! Again, sorry for the delay on the pictures, but I hope you can all enjoy them now. I wish you all a belated Happy Independence Day!

^^^^Way better than fireworks.

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