Protecting Nesting Sea Turtles in Volusia and Flagler Counties, Florida.
Today is the official start of Turtle Nesting Season! Mother turtles are beginning to come to shore to lay their eggs on our beaches! During this time our volunteers patrol the beaches each morning to look for turtle crawls (tracks left in the sand by mama turtles as they make their way up the beach to lay their eggs). Volunteers locate the turtle nests and mark them with wooden stakes and colored ribbons. Ribbons change each month;
the color for May is pink.
~ The Volusia/Flagler Turtle Patrol
Please welcome our first sea turtle nest of 2019!
Click here to learn about turtle track identification.