Photos by Scott and Kelsey Walters Summer is here and for a lot of us, that means more time outdoors, enjoying the beach, springs and waterways while we soak up the sun. Living in a coastal community, it’s easy to forget about Florida’s other non-oceanic ecosystems and the abundance of wildlife we are surrounded with on a daily basis. The Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand … Continue reading Slither into Summer: The Reptile Discovery Center
Thousands of hatchling sea turtles are starting to emerge from the 880 nests that dot Volusia County’s shoreline. Many of these young turtles, entangled in seaweed, may be washed back to the shore by heavy surf and strong winds. The small turtles blend in with the seaweed, making them difficult to spot. Tragically, they may die of dehydration if they are left on the beach … Continue reading Watch out for Washbacks!
Turtle nesting season officially starts May 1, which means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1 and Ends October 31 The season unofficially started April 10, when the first leatherback nest was discovered in Daytona Beach. Since then, three more nests and one false … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins
Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31 Turtle nesting season started May 1, and that means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. After incubating in the sand for about two months, the tiny hatchlings will break free and make an often treacherous crawl to the ocean – … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1
Educational Programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. The program is included with general admission or annual membership. Admission:Seniors – $4Adults (13 and over) – $5Youth (3 – 12) – $2Youth 2 and under – free All applicable sales tax is included in … Continue reading Turtle Tots