Sunday, August 31, 2008


Perhaps an earlier sign of Fall than turning leaves--we now have new turtles on Treasure Island. They lay their eggs in the Spring, and the eggs hatch either in the Fall or in the following Spring--depending upon some mysterious inner clock or outer influence that I don't understand, if anybody does.

We put a screen over the turtle clutches that we can find, so that the critters can't dig the eggs up. Some mommas go to great care to disguise the nests, others just want to be on their way.

Here's to the little ones!