First turtle nest of season spotted on LBK


First turtle nest of season spotted on LBK


Date: May 18, 2010
by: Robin Hartill | Community Editor


Longboat Key’s first turtle nest of the year was spotted Friday, May 14, just south of the 7-Eleven by Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteers, who staked the nest to protect it from beachgoers.

Turtle-nesting season began May 1 and runs through Oct. 31. The first nests of the season in Sarasota County were found May 4, in Venice, and May 5, on Siesta Key.

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