Sue Wieber Nourse with Fourth Great Neck Box Turtle
This weekend the Turtle Journal team recorded the fourth Eastern box turtle at Mass Audubon’s Great Neck Sanctuary in Wareham, Massachusetts. Above, Sue Wieber Nourse examines this very attractive male box turtle in front of the Great Neck sign.
Great Neck Sanctuary Male Eastern Box Turtle
Incredibly handsome, this male box turtle sports bright red eyes surrounded by deep orange skin with a tinge of yellow in his cowl. His carapace is quite dark with golden highlights. This fellow is marked #3 for future identification.
Four Eastern Box Turtles @ Great Neck Sanctuary
Since its opening last summer, we have identified four Eastern box turtles within the Great Neck Sanctuary. Two, #2 and #1100, are females; two, #3 and C, are males. All are mature adults. No juveniles or hatchlings have yet to be found. Click on the image above for an enlarged photograph of these turtles for easy identification. If you encounter a box turtle during your walk along the trails of the Great Neck Sanctuary, don’t hesitate to call the Turtle Journal hotline at 508-274-5108 or email us at email@example.com.
Male Eastern Box Turtle in MAS Great Neck Sanctuary
After an examination, a complete set of measurements, and after being marked with a triangular notch in his third right marginal scute for lifelong identification, this male Eastern box turtle was released deep inside the Huckleberry Loop of the Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep a sharp eye out for him and his companions when you’re hiking through Wareham.