The other night several of our staff and interns made the trek up to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, GA, for a walk on the beach in search of nesting sea turtles. The walk, led by a volunteer from the Center, did not produce an turtle sightings, but everyone had a good time. Because how could you not while walking on the beach in the moonlight?
Sea turtles nest along the beaches of our area (southeast Georgia, northeast Florida) from May until October. The prevalent species in this part of the country is the loggerhead turtle. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center not only monitors the beaches of Jekyll Island but also rehabilitates injured turtles. If you’d like to visit for yourself, contact the Center.
– Laura Gruber, Conservation Training Programs Coordinator