Wednesday, June 01, 2011

TURTLE RESCUE

Well, today I had my first turtle rescue of the year.
Before the summer is over, I will probably have helped 4 or 5 of them to the other side of the road. This is the time of year they leave their usual digs, and head for a place to lay their eggs. They will often have to cross a road to get there. It is very important that you keep them heading in the direction you find them going, or they'll just turn around and cross the road again. They know where they are going. It's not up to us to decide for them!
Here is a link you can visit to read some more about this and how important it is to help these little guys!
And, while you're at it, if you'd like to identify the turtle you help, here's a link from Rhode Island with pictures and descriptions.

2 Comments:

At August 05, 2011, Blogger . . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I spent eight summers working at an opera company in rural New York. I kept an old tennis racquet in my car, for shooing snapping turtles and baby raccoons out of the road.

 
At August 05, 2011, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Good for you... Did the tennis racquet survive the snappers from summer to summer?

 

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