I will be spending a lot of time on Jekyll Island the next six months. I am now a volunteer for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and will be helping people learn about the sea turtles that nest here.
The nice thing about working in Okefenokee’s back yard is that I can take a trip along Swamp Island Drive after work. I had heard about the baby gators in a pond from one of the refuge volunteers, but I had not been able to see them. Until yesterday. I counted six babies – all under a foot long. Although they look like this year’s hatch, I’ve been assured by gator experts that these are about nine months old, and they don’t grow much the first winter. Read the rest of this entry »