The Loggerheads are here. Since turtle season began, Fort Myers Beach has reported 8 nests and 4 false crawls so far. Let’s see how Fort Myers Beach compares with the surrounding communities.
Sanibel East has 4 nests and had 14 false crawls, Sanibel West checks in with 22 nests and 21 false crawls, Captiva has 4 nests and 9 false crawls, and Bonita Beach has 11 nests and had 7 false crawls.
We need dark beaches so remember to close your drapes at night, turn off or shield those exterior lights or use Amber LED bulbs for outside illumination. Fill in all holes on the beach and remove all obstacles and trash at night.
Don’t use flashlights, cell phones or take a flash photo of a sea turtle if you are lucky enough to witness one crawling onto the beach.
Turtle season began on May first and runs through October.