Rains are here! June is marked by the beginning of the rainy season. But do not worry, you will still find sun and hot weather.
Along with the rains, the high season for the turtles to come out from the sea starts. Thousands of sea turtles arrive on the beaches to lay their eggs, which would naturally incubate in the sand until hatching.
Each night staff patrols the beaches to gather sea turtle eggs. The eggs are then transported off property for incubation, still in their nests, to best preserve natural conditions. During the incubation period, researchers gather and study data.
Projects Abroad is happy to hear that there will be good quantity of hands in the turtle camp to help during this time. Campamento Tecoman invites you to experience the work done for the preservation of the nature. A work that certainly is really worth doing.
Thanks to all the volunteers who will be joining us this summer, we are more than ready to start working in the conservation of Olive Ridley and LeatherBacks!
The festivals around Mexico have started. Now it is the time for the state of Colima. The celebrations are held throughout 4 months and are hold by the several municipalities surrounding the capitol city Colima.
I embarked myself in a mission to the turtle camp this last couple of days and once I arrived there we decided to go out so the guys volunteering in the camp could see a little bit of the culture from this region.
The main attraction of this week was the 'Transvesti Parade' in which loads of traditional Mexican bandas are playing in different trucks followed by a group of guys dressed as women. You can actually see different and really funny characters walking down the streets.
We were there, watching the really hilarious parade when suddenly a bunch of men dressed up as girls saw Michael…a volunteer from the turtle camp! They ran towards him and made him dance along with them! This happened for about three times with different groups! Michael got so much attention that he even got interviewed by the most important national TV channel! So he is already nationwide known!
It was a great night with the volunteers and staff from Projects Abroad! Cheers to Jacey, Lizzy, Michael and Roberto!