Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jersey Shore Fact of the Day 42: It's Turtle Season

If you are driving down the shore this week, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. It's egg laying time for the terrapins, and they cross the roads and causeways to get from point A to point B. If you see a turtle, please slow down or, if it's safe, help the turtle across the road. I was in Strathmere this time last year and spent a good 15 minutes just helping them along.

This is a crucial time for the terrapins, and no matter now many good citizens help, a lot will be killed. If you see a dead turtle on the side of the road, you can still help - the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor can harvest their eggs and hatch them at the Institute. Here's a website with more information.

Just wrap the turtle in a towel that you don't care about because they will still bleed after they RIP.

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JSBracelet said...

Can't wait to get my hands on and read your book. Keep up the great work!

Jen A. Miller said...

Thanks JSB! I'm putting up a post later today about June book events.