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The Celery Farm and Beyond: How to Rescue Box (and other) Turtles

September 26th, 2019

Once a common sight in New Jersey backyards, the box turtle is now a species of special concern – that is, a species that “warrants special attention because of some evidence of decline, inherent vulnerability to environmental deterioration, or habitat modification that would result in their becoming a Threatened species.”

Fortunately these turtles have fans like Jim Wright, friend of CWF, and author of the Celery Farm and Beyond blog. After getting a call about a turtle rescue, Jim reached out to our Executive Director David Wheeler, to find out how to help box, and other, turtles.

Check out Jim’s post to find out more about box turtles, why turtles cross the road, how to help them do so safely.

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One Response to “The Celery Farm and Beyond: How to Rescue Box (and other) Turtles”

  1. Jim Wright says:

    Thanks for the kind words. The other key, when in doubt, is to call for advice, like Sharysse Frasco and her daughter Gabbi did.

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