Amelia Island Sea Turtle Nest Excavations

One of the best educational experiences at the beach on Amelia Island is observing a sea turtle nest excavation. Watch this video for a glimpse of what you might see during these digs.

Dune Dwellers, Amelia Island’s Gopher Tortoises

The threatened GOPHER TORTOISE has a presence in all 67 Florida counties, dwelling in dunes and upland habitat “including forests, pastures and yards.”

Wild Amelia Nature Festival

The Wild Amelia Nature Festival happens in May each year and kicks off with a release of rehabbed sea turtles at Main Beach in Fernandina.