Pop tops a popping, flip flops a flopping, black flies a biting, the sunshine is shining down,

Loggerhead sea turtle crawl tracks

Loggerhead sea turtle crawl tracks

Jerry Alexander was having those summertime feelings when he found sea turtle nest #22 this a.m. in South Nags Head. The second nest find for Jerry for 2016.

Jerry all smiles with his second sea turtle nest find for 2016

Jerry is all smiles with his second sea turtle nest find for 2016

Everyone knows just how much Karen Clark (KC ) likes those early a.m. phone calls (especially on Sat and Sun interrupting family time), but she always takes them in stride and her notes of joy to call Charlotte at the NEST hot line brought forth lots of NEST volunteers to the nest site.

Hmmmm, just where could the eggs be?

Hmmmm, just where could the eggs be?

Hmmmm just where can the eggs be?

There are the eggs … and Paul found the first one

There was digging and digging and digging and of course Paul found the egg at the last dig spot. Karen P. was the key in getting the stats on paper.
The nest enclosure is made

The nest enclosure is made

Everyone helps with the nest enclosure

Everyone helps with the nest enclosure

The biteing black flies called in for reinforcements which expedited the placing of the stakes and finishing the measurements. The NEST response team posed for the group picture and Gail always the teacher dismissed the group for recess.

To adopt this nest, visit http://seaturtle.org/nestdb/adopt/?b=1 and select ID# 157303 or click here.

The N.E.S.T. volunteer response TEAM!

The N.E.S.T. volunteer response TEAM!