Turtles Are Nesting!
Turtle Tallier Pat Grace found this lovely lady in his yard. First Map Turtle nesting of the season!
Thank you Turtle Talliers for reporting your sightings of nesting turtles!
So far we have been getting reports of Snapping turtles on the move, and nesting Painted and Map turtles. Make sure to watch out for these lovely ladies as they begin their epic journey to their nesting sites. Some times they will journey up to 7km away if its a Blanding’s Turtle…Wow!
Want to help a turtle cross the road? You can check out our blog story: Look out for Turtles on the Road (April 28th) to learn how to properly move a turtle, thereby giving her offspring a headstart in life!
Need help moving a Snapping turtle? Watch this informative VIDEO
To help us keep track of turtle populations report any sightings of turtles you see in Ontario to Turtle Tally! Your data is important for research and will be used to determine areas where conservation can help turtle populations!