May might mark the end of season in Florida, but for the locals who live in Sarasota and along Lido and Longboat Key, it’s the start of a season that brings in a truly unique visitor. They don’t arrive in a car or on a plane – they swim right up to the shore. They’re sea turtles, and they’re part of what makes living in cities such as Sarasota so amazing. While nesting season takes place from May 1st to October 31st, make sure to follow these rules so that you can coexist with sea turtles.
When sea turtles hatch from their nests, they follow the moon’s light to make their way into the water. Science has shown that sea turtle hatchlings often mistake artificial light sources such as flashlights or street lamps for the light of the moon, and begin to stray towards it. In doing so, they fail to make their way to the ocean. When you limit your use of light sources near the water, you protect sea turtles and ensure that they can thrive in their environment.
While nothing can beat a romantic stroll along the beach with the stars and the moon shining above, reducing the amount of nighttime beach walks that you take or staying only on the sidewalk by the beach prevents you from potentially damaging any turtle nests. If you want to see turtles hatching from their nest late at night, attending one of the turtle walks with the many nature centers throughout the area is a great solution. Not only do you get to witness a turtle laying its eggs in a way that is noninvasive to the animal, you also get to enjoy background context provided by biologists and turtle experts. Some of these walks consist of finding and observing nests that have already been laid while listening to an expert offer information and their experience, while others allow you to observe a sea turtle laying its eggs from a safe distance.
It goes without saying, but when you see a sea turtle nest, make sure to observe from a few yards away. Touching, holding, or playing with a sea turtle is never allowed. Doing the same with turtle eggs can damage them as well. Make sure to keep pets away from sea turtle nests as well.
The beauty and grace of a sea turtle often captures the hearts of all who come across it. In order to further ensure their safety, the State of Florida has taken up laws in order to protect these creatures. It’s why areas throughout the state utilize sea turtle friendly features such as shaded lighting, and why residents love them so much. Here in Sarasota, residents can enjoy the beauty of nature and the luxuries of condominium living.
BLVD Sarasota, one of the most exciting new high rises on the Gulf Coast, is rising quickly and being bought up just as fast, especially since it’s complete up to the 12th floor. Top off is now scheduled for July!
Residences at BLVD Sarasota start at $1.9 million and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.
BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.
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