Turtle nesting season has begun and so far, all indications are it will be another high year of turtle road mortality. Already over 50 at risk turtle species have been found killed on roads around rural Ottawa.
The reason why is a nesting female snapping turtle laying her eggs on the side of the road and Canadian Wildlife Federation have since collected them and will be incubating them until release in September.
Unfortunately this is the harsh reality in the life of a turtle so CWF need your help to reduce turtle road mortality. You can visit their website to find out more or visit them in person this coming Sunday.
It’s Turtle Day Event With The Friends Of Petrie Island Sunday from 10am-3pm. The Friends Of Petrie Island host this annual day in the park that includes guided nature walks, turtle conservation information and other related on-site activities. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
Check out their website to find out to move a turtle with a video and more! Remember to slow down, watch for turtles!!
Source and Photo Credit: Canadian Wildlife Federation