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Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Cape Hatteras is a popular sea turtle nesting site. According to the Park Service, there were over 200 sea turtle nests in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (from Bodie Island all the way to Ocracoke Island). A few of them were right over the dune from my house. The Park Service ropes off the nests… Continue reading Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

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Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Florida

Recently we were invited on a trip to Destin, Florida with friends who had rented a condo and had extra space. It was one of those situations where I could think of a thousand reasons not to go (mostly financial), but then I realized that my kids are only little once and we have to… Continue reading Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Florida

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Kayaking in Cape Hatteras

I grew up on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks. When I was a kid, all the locals surfed and the French Canadian tourists windsurfed. I can’t remember seeing many kayaks. Windsurfing has been replaced by kite boarding, and kayaking has gotten huge. My parents live on an inland waterway and every… Continue reading Kayaking in Cape Hatteras

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Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids

I’ve done some depressing posts lately about the child sex trade, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little with a post about connecting to nature. I’ve never been particularly┬áinto birds, but my daughter loves them. My husband put up a hummingbird feeder on our back porch and we have seen lots of hummingbirds… Continue reading Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids