Photograph by Helen Williams and posted with her gracious permission.
St.George Island, Florida.
The enormous sea turtles crawl out of the water at night and make their way over the sand to dig a hole and lay their eggs. Keep your porch lights off so the baby turtles aren’t attracted to the lights and travel in the wrong direction. If you see an actual sea turtle, you shouldn’t get closer than fifty feet. Their nests are called a clutch.
You can see the tracks- their shell making the flat middle and the side tracks from their flippers. Sea Turtles
“St. George Island is one of three barrier islands near the mouth of the Apalachicola River. It often hosts the largest nesting population of Loggerhead Turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico.”
Dogs and humans walk along the water’s edge.