This nest was initially reported by the public and investigated by our ATV driver.  It was a faint crawl that weaved through a few canopies and a nest site hidden among the wrack at the foot of the dune.  Was this a nest or a false crawl?

Loggerhead mom did a great job protecting her nest by hiding it among wrack in the dune

There was no doubt to the responding team that there were eggs buried in the sand and they raced against the rising heat from the sun to locate the egg chamber.  The team was able to find the eggs right away and prepped the site in record time.

Nest photo after eggs found

We want to recognize our fearless leader KC, who after helping coordinate 3 other nests earlier in the morning and experiencing a truck that died on her, managed to pull out her bike and come to the aid of the 4th nest of the day.  True dedication!

 

KC grabs her bike to head off to nest 14

 

 

  • nest number: 14
  • town: Duck
  • date eggs laid: 06/29/2020
  • actual emergence date: 8/25/2020
  • live hatchlings: 84
  • total eggs: 93

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