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Help document Oregon's native turtles

There are two species of freshwater turtles native to Oregon: the western pond turtle and the western painted turtle. Warm spring weather is a perfect time to spot Oregon's native turtles basking on logs or rocks in their aquatic habitats. This is the breeding season for these turtles, so you may see female turtles emerging from ponds to find a spot where they will dig their nests and lay their eggs. Be on the lookout for turtles crossing the road; sometimes females will travel a long distance from ponds to deposit their eggs.

Both of these native turtle species are Oregon Conservation Strategy Species, and ...more ↓

Posted on May 13, 2021 22:00 by oregonconservationstrategy oregonconservationstrategy | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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Help us improve our conservation efforts by sharing your wildlife observations! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon’s wildlife populations and their habitats. ODFW developed the Oregon Conservation Strategy with the goals of maintaining ...more ↓

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