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.

Contact Robin Hartill at rhartill@yourobserver.com.
 

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