We were thrilled to spot our first Loggerhead turtle of the season swimming in Bunces Pass last week. This is sea turtle nesting season – so please tread lightly on Shell Key. If you are camping overnight, please do not shine bright lights near turtle nests. This includes campfires. Hatchling turtles are programmed to follow the light (and accompanying tide) of the full moon. So any local light sources can confuse them and guide them inland instead of out to sea.
If you see any turtle nest on Shell Key, send us a pic – we’d love to know about it.