Nesting Turtles Seeking Higher Ground
In addition to wandering onto Long Point roads, turtles are going to be looking for nesting sites in cottage lawns, gardens and driveways… where they can easily be found and predated by raccoons, possums and other varmints.
The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve is again offering turtle nest protection covers on loan to folks who spot a turtle making a nest on their property. The nest covers are available from the gatehouse at the new Provincial Park and can be returned in early fall when the nests have hatched. Park staff will take the names and contact info of people who borrow the covers and will provide an instruction pamphlet.
To read more about turtle nests and nest protection, click here.