“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these (volunteers) from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”  Herodotus Ancient Geek Historian and USPS informal slogan.

And so it goes with all the wonderful N.E.S.T. volunteers who have worked this year to assure the protection of our beloved sea turtles. Today, extraordinary Team 24 led by Cathy and Kyle D and ATV rider John J despite torrential rains found Nest 24 and assured it would be protected until the hatchlings were ready to venture into the ocean. Very sincere thanks to all!!!

Soggy Team 24: From Left to right – Elizabeth C., Kyle D, Kim and Helena Q, Darlene J and ATV rider John J.   Cathy D – photographer

Mother sea turtle picks a safe spot close to the dunes for her nest. John J readily spotted her crawl and called the hotline to alert volunteers

“One Hole” Kyle finds the eggs on the first try

The crown of the nest is clean off so data loggers can be installed.

  • nest number: 24
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 08/04/2021
  • actual emergence date: 10/6/2021
  • live hatchlings: 60
  • total eggs: 76

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