4-26-19 Hilton Head Island had a rare daytime nesting of a Kemps ridley.


Kiawah Island had the first loggerhead nest today, the earliest yet since records have been kept. May 1 is the usual start to the nesting season.

And…Hilton Head Island had a rare nesting of a Kemps ridley turtle today! These turtles nest during the day which is a real treat for photographers who aren’t allowed to use flashes. There have only been a few of these nests in SC. Pawleys Island had one years ago.
We will begin walking when nests are reported north of Charleston. We’re ready for the return of our turtles!