The number of Amelia Island sea turtle nests through June 30, 2019 has shattered the previous nesting record set back in 2016 for the same time period through June, and by quite a lot.
Attend a turtle dig during the summer. Nest excavations are narrated by a volunteer, very educational for the young and old alike, and a great coastal nature experience worth attending!
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.
Start Labor Day Monday with a spectacular beach sunrise followed by a feel-good event supporting sea turtles.
It was a particularly interesting beach bike ride. Fresh sea turtle trails led away from new sea turtle nests in Fernandina Beach, not yet washed away by the tide.
197 sea turtle nests have been marked during nesting season 2010 on Amelia Island, Florida. Tourist tip: Watch a sea turtle nest excavation, a great learning experience.