Posts Tagged ‘ turtles ’

Turtles and Roads Are a Deadly Combo: Assisting them in proper manner helps ensure survival of species

May 24th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads. The months of May and June are the nesting season for many turtles and during this season egg-bearing aquatic turtles often cross roads in search of terrestrial nesting sites.



Why did turtle cross the road? Probably to lay eggs

Jun 13th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection wants you to be on the lookout for turtles crossing Connecticut roads this time of year. The months of May and June are the nesting season for many turtles. At this time, egg-bearing aquatic turtles often cross roads in search of terrestrial nesting sites. For more on

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‘Year of the Turtle’ is over (update)

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

We have 12 different turtle species native to Connecticut, out of 328 species known worldwide, the Hartford Courant reports. But the Connecticut’s “Year of the Turtle” is over. The joint campaign by the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has come to an end. Click on this environmental headline to read more about what you might have missed during the Year of the Turtle.



What Do Turtles Do in Winter in Connecticut? (2011 Is the Year of the Turtle)

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

As the leaves turn colors and fall off the trees and the temperatures start to get colder, most of the migrant birds have left Connecticut for their wintering grounds and many mammals have fattened up and found dens or other shelters. But, what do cold-blooded animals like turtles do to prepare for the difficult winter ahead? Click on this environmental headline for more information on what turtles do in the winter!



State’s turtles face challenges on land, at sea

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Freshwater species such as the bog turtle, which is endangered in Connecticut and only found in the western part of the state, and the Eastern box and wood turtles, which bear the “special concern” label, are in decline due mainly to loss of habitat. Habitat fragmentation – when natural areas and turtle populations become isolated from one another by roads and development – is also blamed.



Turtle Day Scheduled for June 26 at Sessions Woods WMA in Burlington

Jun 18th, 2011 | By

The CT DEP Wildlife Division and the Friends of Sessions Woods are sponsoring a special day to celebrate turtles — Turtle Day takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, in Burlington. During Turtle Day, awards will be presented to the winners of the Turtle Art Contest, which was open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.