Friday, August 14, 2009

One of many reasons to protect as much continuous wildlife corridor and as much "green infrastructure" as possible

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of female box turtle 50 feet from World Peace Wetland Prairie apparently seeking some soft soil to dig a nest in which to lay her eggs. Hundreds of box turtles were displaced for the Aspen Ridge project when soil was removed and replaced by fill dirt. World Peace Wetland Prairie and some private yards that remain in healthy habitat have harbored a high number of box turtles since 2005 when the develoopment site was cleared. Many died during the hot summer of 2005 while trying to cross a silt fence that separated the riparian zone of the Town Branch from the cleared project site.

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