Nightime Turtle Walks 

During the months of June and July, Friends of the Carr invites our donors, members and the general public to join us for an unforgettable evening on the sands of Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. 

 

Our walks are held at 9pm on Wednesday's and Saturday's in June and July.  

Guests are able to experience a nesting sea turtle lay her eggs, cover her nest, and return to the ocean. Florida's beaches, especially along the east central coast in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, provide nesting habitat for more nesting loggerhead turtles than any place in the Western Hemisphere and more green turtles than any place in North America.

Each walk starts with a brief presentation while our scouts search for loggerhead nests. When a nesting loggerhead is found, the scouts will radio one of our guides that there is a mother turtle ready for you to view.

In most cases, the group will reach the turtle while she is dropping eggs into her nest. The guides are permitted to remove sand behind the turtle to expose the eggs and use a red flashlight to illuminate them. When the mother turtle drops her last egg, she will cover the nest with sand and camouflage the nest by moving more sand. Attendees are often able to watch this and the sea turtle’s return to the sea.  

 

Special Thanks 

Without the generous support from our volunteers, the Barrier Island Sanctuary the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program our turtles walks would not be possible.  

2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule

Please click on the date you are interested in below to register for that walk.

June 1st, 2019 - Registration closed       July 3rd, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 5th, 2019 - Registration Closed    July 6th, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 8th, 2019 - Registration Closed    July 10th, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 12th, 2019 - Registration Closed  July 13th, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 15th, 2019 - Registration Closed   July 17th, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 19th, 2019 - Registration Closed  July 20th, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 22nd, 2019 - Registration Closed July 24th, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 26th, 2019 - Registration Closed  July 31st, 2019 - Registration Closed

June 29th, 2019 - Registration Closed 

For every Turtle Walk, each registrant must have a liability waiver.  Click here to print the liability waiver.  Please fill this out and bring with you on the day of your Turtle Walk.

CONTACT

4055 Wildlife Way
Vero Beach, FL 32963-9446

(Business office, not visitor's center) 

Phone: 321-872-8856

Email:  info@carrrefuge.org 

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