28 June 2008

25 and counting...

VIP Nicole was surprised to find this lovely crawl at the end of her turtle run this morning.

By the time she reached the last mile or so of beach, she just assumed there would be no turtle...

It's never good to assume!

There were only 46 eggs, about 18 feet from the rolling morning tide.

Though it is a small clutch, it's still precious.

Michelle, Nicole and I moved it to the dunes north of the original nest.

Safe and snug about 20 inches deep in the sand, the eggs will develop for the next 50 or 60 days.

Can't wait to see hatchlings! While we're waiting, there are still snowy plover chicks just emerging from their shells...

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