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Thanks!   --Susan

Latest Blog Entries:
- Jun 15, 17 - Our Team Grows Again!
- Apr 15, 17 - Great spring on St. George!
- Mar 25, 16 - Same Happy Faces, Same Great Service, Brand New Office!!
- Dec 16, 15 - Winter Time at the Beach
- Aug 22, 15 - Go Big at the Beach!
- Mar 05, 15 - Best real estate deal in Apalachicola
- Jan 15, 15 - Best real estate deal on St. George Island
- Sep 24, 14 - Releasing Re-habbed Kemps Ridley Turtles on St. George Island
- Jun 05, 14 - Yes, the Beach is Lovely, but Oh the Bay, the Bay
- Apr 09, 14 - St. George Island Cottage Getaway
- Dec 28, 13 - Year End Stats
- Oct 12, 13 - Palm Beach Celebration!
- Jun 27, 13 - The next best thing about red snapper....
- Jun 26, 13 - Snapper fishin' w Grayson Shepard
- Jun 20, 13 - Beachfront beauty on St. George Island
- May 29, 13 - Full moon rising
- May 20, 13 - Lighthouse on St. George Island
- May 15, 13 - Plein Air 2013 on the Forgotten Coast
- Feb 09, 13 - Recap of 2012 sales
- Dec 27, 12 - Real estate is moving on St. George Island
- Nov 28, 12 - Open house was great!
- Nov 17, 12 - Open House for the office
- Jun 30, 12 - Sea cucumbers
- Jun 27, 12 - Update from St. George Island, post TS Debby
- Jun 27, 12 - Beach shots pre and post TS Debby
- Jun 27, 12 - An Apple office, by candle light
- Oct 11, 11 - What a year
- Oct 10, 11 - Looking for MDs on St. George Island, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida
- Oct 05, 11 - Wakulla Springs day trip
- Nov 16, 10 - End of season Report on sea turtles on St. George Island
- Oct 19, 10 - Foreclosures on St. George Island
- Jul 22, 10 - Reopening fishing
- Jul 18, 10 - No oil on St. George Island
- May 03, 10 - First Turtle Walk of the Season (for me) on St. George Island
- Apr 19, 10 - Should you go for a short sale?
- Apr 19, 10 - What season are the bugs out on St. George?
- Nov 21, 09 - What is selling in Three Hundred Ocean Mile on St. George Island?
- Nov 09, 09 - Tropical Storm Ida NOT
- Oct 21, 09 - Commercial property in Apalachicola, for developers
- Oct 16, 09 - Last turtle nest of the season for me
- Oct 16, 09 - Does THREE make a trend?
- Sep 11, 09 - What's selling on St. George Island
- Sep 11, 09 - What's selling on St. George Island, continued
- Sep 01, 09 - Snow sand from Claudette
- Sep 01, 09 - Bottle on the beach
- Sep 01, 09 - Terns on St. George Island
- Sep 01, 09 - Turtle nest do's and don't's on St. George Island
- Sep 01, 09 - Turtle nest do's and don't's on St. George Island, continued
- Jun 29, 09 - Sea turtle visit at dawn
- Jun 29, 09 - Sea turtle visit at dawn, more pictures
- Jun 01, 09 - Dawn with the birds on St. George Island
- Jun 01, 09 - Short Sales on St. George Island
- May 24, 09 - What is selling on St. George Island?
- May 24, 09 - What's selling in Apalachicola?
- May 21, 09 - beach find demystified on St. George Island
- May 21, 09 - First turtle nest on St. George Island
- May 21, 09 - Sunrises on St. George Island
- May 16, 09 - Beach find on St. George Island
- Apr 26, 09 - Ground level, St. George Island
- Apr 26, 09 - St. George beach visitors
- Apr 26, 09 - Up 65
- Mar 29, 09 - I'm baaackkk
- Jan 27, 09 - Time to get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged?
- Jan 19, 09 - Cash flow neutral on St. George Island???
- Jan 13, 09 - Cement block houses on St. George Island
- Jan 06, 09 - Beachfront on St. George Island for under $1M
- Jan 05, 09 - Trip to Black's Island
- Jan 01, 09 - Price it right, and they will come....St George Island and Dog Island real estate bargains
- Jan 01, 09 - St. George Island Lighthouse in autumn sun
- Dec 17, 08 - Bay front real estate on St. George Island
- Dec 10, 08 - Continuing autumn color, north Florida panhandle style
- Dec 05, 08 - A LOT of value on LOTS on St. George Island
- Dec 02, 08 - Excellent closing in St. George Island's Plantation
- Nov 04, 08 - St. George Island real estate is selling!
- Oct 31, 08 - Fall in northwest Florida panhandle
- Oct 22, 08 - Final turtle report of the season for St. George Island
- Oct 07, 08 - St. George Island turtle season comes to an end for 2008
- Sep 22, 08 - Another storm skirts by us on St. George Island
- Sep 22, 08 - The sky, the sky, above beautiful St. George Island
- Sep 22, 08 - More stuff on the St. George Island beaches
- Sep 22, 08 - And, flowers, both common and weird, on St. George Island
- Sep 22, 08 - Good St. George Island end-of-year real estate deals are EVERYWHERE
- Sep 05, 08 - Vacant lots for sale on St. George Island
- Sep 04, 08 - Beach stuff after the storm on St. George Island
- Sep 01, 08 - High surf on St. George Island post Gustav
- Aug 31, 08 - High surf on St. George Island before Gustav
- Aug 20, 08 - Townhome on the East End on St. George Island for sale
- Aug 20, 08 - Offers being floated for St. George Island real estate....
- Aug 19, 08 - More waterspouts on St. George Island - no damage
- Aug 18, 08 - What IS this bug???
- Aug 17, 08 - Power on its way back on for St. George Island + nest evaluations
- Aug 15, 08 - Waterspout takes out four power poles on St. George Island
- Aug 12, 08 - Another nice listing on St. George Island for under $300K
- Aug 11, 08 - What is under contract right now on St. George Island?
- Aug 09, 08 - Dolphins feeding in the quiet waters off St. George Island
- Aug 06, 08 - A house on St. George Island for under $300K??
- Aug 05, 08 - Adele Hungerford, interior design QUEEN
- Aug 03, 08 - The longest crawl yet
- Aug 02, 08 - Another lucky day + bayside real estate picks on St. George Island
- Aug 01, 08 - Sections of St.George Island
- Jul 31, 08 - A stormy sunrise and a lucky find on St. George Island
- Jul 30, 08 - Five homes on St. George Island for under $500K
- Jul 29, 08 - Counting and recording data on sea turtles on St. George Island
- Jul 28, 08 - Beach access on St. George Island + hatchout!
- Jul 26, 08 - Short sales and foreclosures on St. George Island
- Jul 25, 08 - St. George Island real estate and sea turtles?

First Turtle Walk of the Season (for me) on St. George Island

05/03/10


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Our sea turtle nesting season has begun again on St. George Island.  I have a two-mile stretch of beach that is my assignment to walk as a volunteer each morning at dawn,  looking for tracks from the night before left by a nesting mother turtle.  We mark these nests for protection during the incubation period (approx 60 days) and evaluate the nests after they hatch, keeping records each year of how many turtles nest and how many turtles hatch on St. George. 

The first nest typically appears in the 2nd or 3rd week of May, so we are walking every other day right now, and will go to every day once the first nest is found.

The beach was lovely this morning, wide and empty.  The humidity was so high that it felt like it was raining with the raindrops simply suspended in midair.  You can see the haze down the beach in the first photo.  The wind was whipping really good out of the south as well, as you can see from the surf in the second photo.

No turtle tracks this morning, but the beach was full of birds - sanderlings (I think), lots of gulls, and my second favorite, the ruddy turnstones with their little dark brown neck kerchiefs.  They were busy flipping over seaweed and shells, looking for their breakfast in the surf and rack line. 

(My favorite of all the birds are the black skimmers, but I don't think they are here yet - I haven't seen one, anyway.) 

My hat is off to my sweet cousin Natalie from Colorado for the probably unknown gift of her worn running shoes - she does the Boston marathon, I mean, she is a serious runner.  Her shoes made it to me via her mom and then my mom, and they are a little long, but just perfect for a beach walk.  The walks are very hard on shoes - the sand and salt water eat soles and stitching pretty quickly, so I go through a few pair every year, usually starting with ones that already have some wear on them.   Anyway, thank you, Natalie!!

Here's hoping that the oil slick stays well away and nature and the engineers have time to undo at least some of the worst of the damage we have caused.  If it comes our way, we are prepared to do what we can to save and repair the damage on our shores, but we do very much hope not to have to do that....!

 



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