Writes Clarence Stevens in the Halifax Field Naturalists Nature Archive today:
It is turtle nesting time again.
This amazingly diverse area, Sandy Lake-Sackville River, houses three of Nova Scotia’s four turtle species, snapping turtles, painted turtles and wood turtles.
All are under protection as species at risk.
Sandy Lake is only one of a handful of city lakes that still has a healthy turtle population.
Most have few or none because humans have to deliberately decide turtles are worth protecting.
Check out the Turtle Patrol for more information. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467598523346553/
Clarence is the author of the Avian & Species at Risk Surveys of the proposed Sandy Lake – Sackville River Regional Park (2020).