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Turtle Season in Franklin County
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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All Gulfside Beaches in Franklin County

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Turtle Season in Franklin County

May 1 marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on St. George Island and other beaches throughout Franklin County and Florida. The turtles will lay their eggs from May – October, with 50-150 baby turtles hatching after 45-60 days, usually at night. One female may nest several times in a season. May also heralds the season when local volunteer turtlers begin walking the beach in order to find, mark and protect turtle nests and when homeowners and visitors are educated about measures they can take to help nesting sea turtles such as turning off lights and clearing the beach of gear. Visitors interested in learning about sea turtle nesting can visit the St. George Island Visitor’s Center (at the St. George Island Lighthouse Park) to pick up turtle information.  

Please note that Franklin County has a Leave No Trace Ordinance that requires chairs, umbrellas and equipment to removed nightly from the public beaches in order to help mama turtles more easily navigate the beaches to nest and allow hatchlings a clear path back to the water from their nests in the dunes. Want to learn more? The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host weekly "turtle talks" beginning in June at the ANERR's Eastpoint Visitor Center each Wednesday from 2-3 pm to educate visitors about the nesting sea turtles. 

The SGI Beach Show, Episode 12 from July 6, 2013, talks about nesting in the St. George Island Park.  Click on this link to view:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4xQBFr_XGQ&feature=share

Get ready to see turtle tracks on the beach and volunteers safeguarding nests. If you'd like to support this program, you can adopt a turtle nest to help fund these efforts and get recognition for being a great sea turtle steward. More details in the link!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-turtle-adopt-a-nest-tickets-37534193784?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

 

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