Waiting for a Baby Boom

National Parks Magazine / Winter 2017

It’s a windy May morning on the Texas coast, and dancing sand nips my ankles as I cross an expanse of beach. I’m at Padre Island National Seashore to learn about rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, and as I walk to the park headquarters, I can’t help but study the landscape for signs of the turtles. I don’t see any, but the wind, I will find out a few minutes later, is a very good sign that I might get to see what I’ve been hoping for: nesting Kemp’s ridleys, coming ashore to bury their eggs in the sand… Read more at National Parks Magazine.