Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - ...Reflecting on 2019 photography...Snowy Plover chicks, Least Tern nesting, Burrowing Owls, Lake Apopka, and turtle hatchling emergence! Read more

Loggerhead Hatchling Tracks

Last Turtle Walk of 2019

September 20, 2019 - ...Our last turtle walk of 2019 yielded lots of hatchling tracks, including those of a Loggerhead hatchling who made his way home to the sea Read more

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

2000 Posts on catandturtle.net!

August 15, 2019 - ...Wow. This is my 2000th post on catandturtle.net! I started blogging regularly in 2008(ish) to document my cats, our Garden Craze, and the birds in my backyard. Little did I know how much I would come to love nature photography. To celebrate my 2000th post, I picked 12 of my favorite posts from over the […] Read more

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Turtle Hatchling Emergence!

August 5, 2019 - Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling It's against the law to touch the tiny turtles.... Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling The incubation time for turtle eggs is around two months.... Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling I can only image how vast the giant ocean must seem to the tiny turtle.... Read more

Green Sea Turtle Returning to Ocean after Nesting

Independence Day Turtle Walk

August 2, 2019 - ...Early morning Independence Day beach walk yielded Loggerhead hatchlings and a nesting Green Sea turtle mother. Plus a great sunrise! Read more

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Happy World Turtle Day 2017!

May 23, 2017 - Loggerhead Sea Turtle Regular readers of my blog will know that Rich is a turtle enthusiast.... Loggerhead Sea Turtle Laying Eggs Go to the Turtle Museum!... Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hopefully we've inspired you to get out and enjoy some turtles.... Read more

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Return to the Sea – Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings!!

July 12, 2015 - We interrupt the previously scheduled blog post to bring breaking news from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, where <gasp> Rich joined me for sunrise this morning and <woo hoo!> we saw a pair of hatchling Loggerhead Sea Turtles make their return to the sea!!... When I was a kid, my cousins…... Read more

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Turtle Walk 2015

June 14, 2015 -  So Rich was in seventh heaven when we saw a Loggerhead Sea Turtle laying eggs.... Read more

The Incredible Nesting Sea Turtle

June 10, 2012 - ...For years I’ve been telling Rich about going on turtle walks when I was little.  My grandparents lived really close to Loggerhead Park, a turtle rehabilitation center.  It was right across the street from the beach.  The center occasionally sponsored walks at night, allowing people to see the adult turtles as they come to the […] Read more

Happy World Turtle Day

May 23, 2012 - ...Rich wishes everyone a Happy World Turtle Day! If you didn’t know, World Turtle Day is an annual event to protect turtles and tortoises around the world.  This year Rich is helping to protect sea turtles by being an “adoptor” of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle.  Here are some things you can do to help protect […] Read more

Turtles! at Loggerhead Park

October 24, 2009 - ...Dyeyo, Rich, and I visited Grandpa Dave in Juno Beach today.  We couldn’t go so close to the Turtle Museum (officially named Loggerhead Park) without letting Rich get his turtle fix. Read more

A trip to the Turtle Museum for Rich

August 11, 2007 - ...When I was a kid visiting my grandparents in Juno Beach, we’d often go over to Loggerhead Park, the “Turtle Museum” across the street from my grandparents’ condo. So when I married a turtle freak, I told him all about the museum. We finally got to visit and Rich had a great time looking at […] Read more