Eastern Box Turtle Monitoring

Photo Gallery

Eastern Box Turtle nesting habitat opening An adult female in a wooded area. A nesting box located in an opening. A turtle just leaving the underground nest. A hatchling that is only a few hours old, still in the nesting box. Information on the hatchlings, including measurements of width, height and length are taken. A hatchling Eastern Box Turtle being weighed. Glueing a radio onto a hatchling with a nontoxic apoxy glue. The glue used for the radios is colored with permanent marker. Hatchling Eastern Box Turtle Biologist Patrick Laarman using radio telemetry to locate released hatchlings. Released hatchlings bury themselves in grass and dirt, and are very difficult to find. Adult male turtles spend all of their time in forested areas.


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