Species at Risk

Blanding's Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii

How can I help?

A nest enclosure on the beach
A nest enclosure on the beach
© Parks Canada / Peter Hope / 2001

If you are visiting Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada:

  • Please do not disturb turtle nest enclosures.
     
  • Respect the beaches and lakeshores that are closed off near the campground.
     
  • If you encounter a Blanding's turtle, do not touch or disturb it. Instead, observe the turtle from a distance and report your sighting to Parks Canada staff.
     
  • Do not litter. Raccoons are attracted by garbage. The more raccoons that are attracted to the park, the more turtles and turtle nests will be eaten by these predators.
     
  • Volunteer with Blanding's turtle research, monitoring and nest covering inside the park.
     
  • Participate in park interpretive programs to learn more about the Blanding's turtle and how you can help.
A female turtle walking along a beach
A female turtle walking along a beach
© Parks Canada / Peter Hope / 2001

If you are outside Kejimkujik:

  • Please do not disturb turtle nest enclosures.
     
  • If you encounter a Blanding's turtle, do not touch or disturb it. However, if a turtle is on the road, it is good to move it in the direction it is heading.
     
  • Drive carefully during the June nesting season to avoid killing turtles trying to nest on roadsides.
     
  • Make your property wildlife friendly. Do not use chemical pesticides and leave lakeshores and wetlands in a natural state.

Related Links

To learn more about Blanding's turtles and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, visit these Web sites: