Turtle Nest Covers Available

This year’s high water levels on Lake Erie are causing turtles to look for high and dry nesting sites in lawns, gardens and driveways… where they can easily be found and predated by raccoons, possums and other varmints. 

The Long Point Biosphere is again offering turtles nest cover 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 the following instruction pamphlet.

Turtle Nests and Nest Protection

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