‘Tis the Season – Turtle, That Is

Around this area so close to the beach and warm Gulf waters, everyone is aware that April through August is turtle season. It has evolved into an almost sacred time when the huge sea turtles come on shore, dig a deep hole in the sand and lay a hundred or more tiny eggs. They cover the eggs and leave nature to take its course. Modern civilization has placed this species in danger, whose life expectancy is on the low side anyway.