Urban Wildlife

New road signs warning motorists of endangered turtle road crossing have been placed in York county

New road signs warning motorists of endangered turtle road crossing have been placed in York county

Late May through early July in southern Maine is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas.  During this time, turtles often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences.  In response, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIF&W) and The Nature Conservancy are cooperating to install new road signs warning motorists of endangered turtle road crossing locations in the towns of Wells, South Berwick and York with the hope of reducing collisions with two of the states rarest species.

This is the sixth year turtle crossing signs have been deployed at a few sites of high documented activity in southern Maine, though motorists throughout the state should be on the lookout for turtles crossing the road.

April Maine Tweetup on 4/28

April Maine Tweetup on 4/28

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April's Maine Tweetup will be Thursday night, 6pm - 9pm, 4/28 at Brian Boru's.

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