From March through October, as they have for thousands of years, sea turtles emerge from the waters along Vero Beach in pursuit of ideal nesting spots. Early morning turtle walks are part of our local sightseeing. Sure, some tracks are disappointing U turns back to the Atlantic, but oftentimes an enormous leatherback or loggerhead liked what she saw and dug out a nest! Soon, you’ve followed a path directly to her hidden egg clutch!!
The marvels of nature? For sure!
Peaceful? Yes…but not in the “idyllic scene” way we typically use the word.
Entire statutes have been written to enforce this peacefulness…..and then….there are these reminders:
This ubiquitous green sign is tacked anywhere the eye might linger: we aren’t the only ones using beachstairs and boardwalks!
If you would like further info on sea turtles, the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to begin. Prefer being more proactive? Check out the many resources and programs at The Sea Turtle Conservancy.
Come out of your shell 😉 :)!!
Until next time…….