HISTORY OF SIGHTINGS 2005-
We found 15 new turtles this year, beginning with a bonanza period from May 2-7 when 15 turtles, including some repeaters, were found in our rear field.
We also tracked #25 who emerged from hibernation with her transmitter, and we attached transmitters to #1 and #26.
We found nine nests destroyed by predators, and did not witness any laying of eggs.
All three turtles with transmitters are now in their hybernacula. #1 traveled 2/3 mile from our field to lay her eggs, and then immediately made the trip back!
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Our total number of individual turtles is now up to 54.
We recovered all three transmitters and attached new ones to the same turtles. #1 made the same trek to River Park and back. The other two also traveled routes similar to their routes of last year.
We found no signs of predation, which was odd. No egg laying either.
We witnessed two matings.
Our total number of individual turtles is now 66.
We identified four nests, protected them, and released seven hatchlings. Found no predation.
We found only one predated nest, observed no nestings
High of the season was the finding of the juvenile by Glenn Proudfoot on Turtle Day
#38 was diagnosed with a severe head injury and has been in rehab since
Saw one mating
Attached no transmitters
Released three #38 boarded yearlings
Total now 82 (12 new)
No signs of predation or nesting
This was the year of the yearlings and juveniles-5! Yearling #80 Two-year-olds: Meeny #71, Moe #73, Glenn #67, #82
Total: 90 (8 new)
No signs of predation or nesting
Another year of young turtles!: #82; #84 (8-10 years); "Mo", daughter of #38; #86 H9, hatchling 9 of #20; #87 unknown five year old
3 woodcock nests on Turtle Day
#10, Caroline, killed by DEP mowing of aqueduct Sept. 30
Total 95 (5 new)
One nest (#93) No signs of predation
One juvenile found (#87)
Only 17 turtles recovered
#51 killed by neighbor mowing
#91 missing foot
Total 103 (6 new)
One nest protected, no hatchlings
21 turtles recovered including juvenile #87
#9 found dead on road-first time seen since 2007
Please Brake for Turtles, signs placed on road
TURTLE DAY 2009:
Laura Heady and Tanessa Hartwig photo a find.
Five turtles found, one by Lewis Edelman
TURTLE DAY MAY 16, 2010
Two turtles found, by Salley Decker and David Mead
photo by Laura Heady photo by Laura Heady
Parker Redfern and #37 Haley Ganzer and #37
TURTLE DAY May 14, 2011: Seven turtles, found by Andrew Currier, Alison Nash, Don Christian, Christie DeBoer, Joey Brunning, and Ray Smith.
Parker IDs Caroline, #10 Joey Brunning discovers #12 and #40! Who is it?
photo by Laura Heady photo by Joe Bridges photo by Laura Heady
photo by Rene Ramos photo by Rene Ramos
TURTLE DAY May 12, 2012: Nine turtles, found by Salley Decker, Heather Caristo, Jonathan Smith, Ray Rowher, Kathy Ezell (2), and Lou Yess (3)
Haley Ganzer, photo by Marjorie Beutel Markko Friberg, photo by Allison Friberg Joyce Yess, Peg Lotvin and Angela Sisson, photo by Joe Bridges
TURTLE DAY May 11, 2013 Ten turtles found including one new one and a juvenile!
two year old juvenile Glenn Proudfoot and Joe Bridges Weighing our juvenile
TURTLE DAY May 10, 2014 Three turtles found by Joe Bridges, Ray Smith, and Sam Barek/Monica Manalo
Introducing Mo Releasing Mo Joe with #10 and Sam
TURTLE DAY MAY 9, 2015 Three turtles found by Anka Amgrist, Paul Friberg and Ray Smith
Photos by Bruce Whistance, Joe Bridges and Christie DeBoer Woodcock chick
TURTLE DAY 2016 Two turtles found by Lee Rosenthal and Angel Gonzales
Photos by Ray Smith
Angel and #91 Bernice Hummel and #31 #91 Missing left front foot
TURTLE Day May 6, 2017 Eight turtles found, two new ones
Photos by Joe Bridges
Beth Herr and #97 Patrick Millar #97
TURTLE Day May 5, 2018 11 turtles found by Angel Gonzelas, Julia Palmer, Kendall O'Connell and Jackie Gilbert
Kendall O'Connell (photo by Bill Volckmann) Joe Bridges and Julia Palmer (photo by Christie DeBoer) Jose Moreno-Lacalle (photo by Christie DeBoer)