The early turtle gets a nest — sea turtles, including an endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, have been spotted making their nests on Lowcountry beaches. Sea turtle season starts May 1, but the warm winter has contributed to their early activity. This is the fourth spotting of a Kemp’s ridley nest since the ’70s. Source: AP

While visiting S.C., Sen. Cory Booker talked environmental injustice, spent some time at Fresh Future Farm in North Charleston, and got a birthday cake. Source: AP / Live 5

Well, duh, quote of the day: “One of the most basic things a building is supposed to do is keep out the elements, such as water, but that’s proved to be a surprising and expensive challenge in the Charleston area.” Condos and townhomes in all areas of town are said to be plagued with defects — namely, that they leak. Source: P&C

For the first time in its history, the Citadel’s Corps of Cadets has a female regimental commander, Sarah Zorn. The piece profiles other high ranking women at the Citadel. Source: Greenville Online

A Facebook page posted that “millions and millions” of Monarch butterflies were going to swarm in S.C., but the U.S. Forest Service says it isn’t predicting numbers, just pointing out migration paths the butterflies could take. source: The State

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