• I found a baby turtle…now what?


    I found a baby turtle, approx. 1-1/2 inches, orange underside on my driveway 3/19/20. Where should I put it? In the woods or the ditch down by the road?

    Naturalist's Response

    Aww, that sounds adorable!

    Baby turtles of the size that you describe (about two inches wide or less) are usually newly hatched and on their way to water.

    It’s generally best to help them along their way downhill to the nearest body of water.  (They sometimes need a hand avoiding human-made obstacles like curbs.)

    Enjoy the signs of spring!

    -Naturalist Chris Mentrek