I’ve already rescued 2 painted turtles along Adirondack roadways
Each June, motorists should be on the alert for turtles crossing the road.
Did you know?
- Our native turtles are on the move in June seeking sandy areas to lay their eggs
- In New York, thousands of turtles are killed each year when they are struck by vehicles as they migrate to their nesting areas
- It may take more than 10 years for a turtle to reach breeding age, and they lay just one small clutch of eggs each year, so the loss of a breeding female can have a significant effect on the local population
- All eleven species of land turtles that are native to New York are declining
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