Wow! A busy morning as nests 13, 14, 15 and 16 were found along with some false crawls.
Turtle Patrol member Charlane Faught, who was out taking an early morning walk with friends, reported a crawl near Boardwalk 6. Bill and Eileen Middleton were called to probe and found Nest 13, which was moved to higher ground. Eileen Middleton dug the new nest for the 124 eggs with the help of Charlane and her friends.
Walkers Chris Palmer, his niece and Lucy Hoover located a crawl with distinct in and out tracks and a large body pit near the old Danger sign just beyond the Camp St. Christopher buildings. Bill Greubel was called to investigate and quickly found the nest. He determined that Nest 14 would not need to be relocated.
Walkers: Terry Fansler; Callie and her father Mike Bobbaccio; Brenda Zach; Chris Czander; Gloria Reynolds & Anna Wechter turned the corner at the Club pool to the view of three new crawls. About 300 yards yards up the beach a crawl probed by Bill Nelson resulted in Nest 15 which was buttoned up by Linda Nelson and the Walker crew and left in situ. A little farther up the beach at the south property line of the yellow house the third crawl resulted in Nest 16. Bill Greubel came to help Bill Nelson and found the nest way up on the hill in the middle of an ants nest. Bill Greubel quickly extracted the eggs and exited to the water to eliminate the many ants attacking him. Bill Nelson, with the help of Brenda Zach, placed the eggs in a new nest about 10 yards towards the water and away from the ants. Callie Boccaccio (age 8) joined Brenda and, with the supervision of Terry Fansler, they finished placing the last 25 eggs in the new nest.
There were also 4 false crawls that were investigated. A busy morning and hopefully we will have more days like this! Thank you to all the Walkers, Probers and friends who helped.