Thursday, September 13, 2012
What a beautiful evening on the beach. We're having a bit of a lull in hatchings, but continue to monitor several nests which are actually overdue, listening for the sounds of tiny turtles digging their way to the surface.
Heavy and frequent rain throughout the season, plus washovers during Tropical Storm Debby and Hurrican Isaac slowed the incubation process, but later nests are resulting in a considerably higher hatch-per-nest percentage than earlier ones. That's a GOOD thing!
"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)