It was an active morning on the extreme ends of our beach!
North: Pat O. found a U-turn false crawl in Ocean Park which got her hopes up for a nest further north:) Walking on Pat did find a crawl south #9mm with all the signs of a nest. She returned from the inlet and, locating the egg chamber, realized it needed to be relocated to above the spring tide line. She moved it directly back to the base of the dunes making it DEB05. As Pat was finishing with her nest, a man told her he had just watched a turtle come up on the beach around 8:00 a.m. at Prince George. The turtle made a U-turn and went back into the ocean south of #14mm. Pat walked back, taking photos and getting the location information. It was a busy morning for you Pat and you handled it very well!
Hobcaw: Kathi A. also had activity down the beach with 2 crawls. She had a false crawl south #11mm. Biking on she found a textbook crawl leading up on the dune in grasses. Kathi located the egg chamber, got the DNA egg and protected the nest…good job!
Shorebirds: The Audubon Society had a great Instagram post about protecting shorebirds. Thanks to Bob B. and Bill, there are now signs posted on Hobcaw about shorebird nesting/no dogs.
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