Saturday, June 22, 2013

Turtle Fencing in Algonquin Park

Research in Algonquin Park has shown that PAINTED TURTLES living close to Highway 60 have a 30% greater chance of being killed when compared to Painted Turtles living away from the vehicle traffic of Highway 60.

Turtle fencing has been put up along Highway 60 right up to our door.  This will hopefully prevent many female turtles, who like to nest in the sand and gravel, from being hit by cars.

We have read that in Algonquin Park and elsewhere in Ontario the snapping turtle population is in decline.

We had the pleasure of watching one snapping turtle dig a hole then lay her eggs in the sand at the Crossroads last week. 

Here she is in all her glory!

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