Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Did It Turtle's Way

Why was the turtle nest a success? Because it was eggs-ellent! As has been my past 2 months here on the Turtle Project! Yes, my time has come to leave. It's been an amazing couple of months in which I've seen so many amazing things. The people too have been great - both those I've worked with and all of you who come and support our work. It's always great to see your enthusiasm and all your support and active help combined with the actual experience of these brilliant animals in a fantastic place makes this the most rewarding Summer I've had. But although my time has come, yours is not yet over! Again we still have some nests due to hatch, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for your chance to share some of your time with hatchlings too! Excavations and releases will still be taking place over the next couple of weeks with the last nests of the season. The blog will still be updated with news of these events, and the phone lines are also still open on (009)05338798533. But alas, I must depart. And on the plane home I shall be read 'Harry Potter and the Turtle of Azkaban'. Farewell Turtle Bloggers! It's been great! Roger x (Oh, and for the film I'll be watching mid-flight...) PS. I Love Turtles

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Why was the turtle jealous? Because it was a Green! Tonight sees the last night of night work of the season! Right back since May we have been patrolling the beaches, even in the wee small hours of the morning, but alas the time has come to return to the daylight. However, the project will still be running until the first week of October, so there is still time to catch sight of some turtles! We are afraid that we have no hatchlings to release tonight, but again still keep your eyes and ears open as we still have more nests due to hatch so the chance for you to catch some babies is still very much alive! In the meantime however, have a fantastic evening! During which, I shall be reading 'The Da Vinci Turtle', and watching 'The Turtleator'... Roger

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Man I Feel Like A Turtle!

We're afraid that as yet there is no release today. However, we do still have an excavation on, leaving the Goatshed at 4 o clock. If we retrieve enough hatchlings from the excavated nest, we will then run a release tonight at 8 o clock. So from about half past 5 you can try to give us a call on 05338798533 to see if we're lucky! Roger

Hakuna MaTurtle

Morning Turtle Bloggers! Apologies for no update yesterday, we had lost all power here at the Goatshed. But we are back in business! Therefore you'll get 2 jokes today! And after the first, I bring good news... But first: Why was the turtle antisocial? Because he couldn't come out of his shell! The good news is that 2 nests hatched on Alagadi last night! This includes a Green nest which I I witnessed being layed on August 1st under the full moon! This means that after a few days without, we DO have an excavation on today! Come to the Goatshed for 4 o clock and we'll walk down onto the beach, no need to book. However, as for a release it is still too early in the day to tell whether or not we will be running one. The blog will be updated if we have one on, but it's also worth giving us a call when we start taking bookings at 12, even if the blog hasn't yet been updated. So once again, that number is 05338798533. So that second joke you've been dying for? Well here you are! How do turtles like their cheese? Mi-GRATED! And finally, today I will be reading the book 'Harry Potter and the Turtle of Fire', and watching the film 'How to Train Your Turtle'... Have a good day! Roger

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Turtle Eclipse of the Heart

Why were the 2 turtles arguing?... Because they were at Loggerheads with each other! That's right folks! For the next week, a brand new joke formed by one of our esteemed volunteers will appear on here! Stay tuned for some real scorchers! You may even be able to add a few of them to your homemade Christmas Crackers in December... And now for the latest update on the goings on here: We're afraid that, due to no nest activity last night, there are no public excavations or releases today. Things are slowing down now as we are beginning to come to the end of this year's season as most of the nests have now hatched. However, we do still have some nests that are due so keep an eye out as they could go any day now! If you would like to come to an excavation or release, it's worth ringing the Goatshed on 05338798533 each day to see if we will be holding any of these events to come along to. Remember also that we can only take a limited number to our releases, and bookings will be taken from 12 if we have one on. Excavations will be open to all. As it's the first day, I shall leave you with one more bonus joke: What is a Loggerhead's favourite pudding? JELLY-fish! Until the next time! Roger

Thursday, September 13, 2012

No excavation but there is a release (13/09/2012)

Good morning turtle followers, So it has been a very quiet week, with no nests hatching since Tuesday! We are coming to the end of the season now, so we would expect the number of hatching nests to drop as the final weeks of the project tick by. However, we have just returned back from the north coast with some loggerhead hatchlings, so we will be having a release on this evening at the usual time of 8pm. We will book 20 people of for this evenings release, and the booking lines will open at 12pm. Our number is (009)05338978533, as if you didn't know it already! For now though, we hope that you have a very pleasant day. Collsy xxx

Monday, September 10, 2012

Excavation this evening (10/09/2012)

Good morning trusty bloggers! I apologies for the delay in the update of the blog this morning, but our morning was taken up with the change over of people from our west base, and it all got a bit emotional as for some of us, its our last week here in Cyprus :( so sad farewells were made, time fly's when you working with turtles all day! Anywho, we do have an excavation this evening at 4pm as usual. It is on our third bay from the base, to the right of the beach bar. We did not gain any hatchlings from the north or Alagadi day work this morning, so if we get any more hatchlings out of the nest this evening, we will be taking bookings after the excavation, but people who turn up for the excavation will receive priority over booking on to the release. So in order to secure yourself a place on the release if there is one, please turn up for the excavation for quarter to 4, and we will walk you down from there. We hope that you have a very pleasant day, and hope to see some of you at the excavation this evening. Collsy xxx