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Posted by Wolverton on April 13, 2003 at 15:34:02:
In Reply to: Encountering a nest... posted by Chrysemys on April 13, 2003 at 15:11:44:
Turtle nests are very difficult to detect[at least here in the NW], they leave few if any signs. The best way to find them is to observe the nesting in the first place. Another way is to search by probability, turtles have specific land use patterns.
The biggest problem with this is, to find them, you have to dig them up. Dig up a turtle nest, and you've probably just ruined it. My suggestion is to spend alot of time in the field during nesting times and just observe them, rather than destroying their nesting sites. I think turtles already have enough problems in most places, due to pollution and developement.
: Last year I spent all spring looking for an aquatic turtles nest. It has been a goal of mine for sometime but I have never found one. Since its early spring I decided I would start looking again. What should I look for? Where should I look? And at what time should i be looking? Thanks a million...
: Chris D.