|Park Ranger Ashby Gale educates attendees about turtle nests|
|Hatchlings will appear and be monitored later in summer|
The day began at 10 a.m. under a picnic shelter near the beach when state park ranger Ashby Gale welcomed everyone for the four-hour sea turtle fest. The kids were delighted to see a face painting station, and to learn that a raffle at 2 p.m. for participants included a guided sea turtle night walk. Gale explained that his first activity would be a mock sea turtle nest inventory on the front beach, while other educators would remain under the shelter and give informative talks on loggerhead life and DNA studies.
|Ping Pong balls make an excellent substitute for turtle eggs,|
during the mock nest excavation
To read the entire article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.
|A 2015 sea turtle nest marked as off limits to the public|
To view past blog entries on sea turtles click SCDNR Sea Turtle Trawl - Leatherback Sighting - World Sea Turtle Day - SC Aquarium Sea Turtle Release
To view past blog entries on the Edisto coastal area click on ACE Basin NERR