One of the things I love about visiting Soliman Bay in July is the anticipation of possibly of encountering mama turtles coming in to nest on the beaches at night. The smaller green and leatherback turtles tend to come into Soliman Bay’s beaches to nest, while just around the southern point on Tankah beach is loggerhead nesting central.
It looks like a minefield down along Tankah’s beach and those are all turtle nests! There must be some group patrolling as there are sticks on each nest with dates of their “deposit”. You can tell by the size of their flipper tracks how large these mamas are and their nest cavities are the size of VW bugs!
Some of my other things to stalk while on the bay are the birds and there are different species migrating through at different times of the year that are drawn to the season’s blooms.
There are blue fiddler crabs in the mangroves across the road. First time I’d seen them!
If you look in the old dead trees along the shore you’ll see these guys..
Loved trying to capture the hummers in action around our casita at Nah Uxibal.