CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Sea turtle nesting season begins this May 1, and beachgoers can prepare by reviewing ways to be turtle-friendly this summer.
Florida is home to many species of sea turtles that nest on our coastline. Beaches in Southwest Florida host three species: loggerhead, green, and a few Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.
Each nesting season, local officials install temporary stakes and educational signs around nesting areas to create a buffer zone between humans and turtle nests.
When visiting SWFL beaches, be sure to give nests plenty of space and to fill any holes dug and...