Keep An Eye Out For Box Turtles!

I've been seeing several box turtles lately on the highway and busier streets that border wooded areas.  The mild weather has them out moving around foraging as well as looking for winter hibernaculums.  If you see one of these gems please remember that they are in decline due to habitat loss and could really use your help across busy streets.  Remember to move them in the direction they are traveling and DO NOT take them down the road to what you consider a better place, these guys have a very small home range and even a few miles down the road could disorient a box turtle enough to cause them harm.  Always put your safety first and only move a turtle if you can do so safely.