Love gardening and birds and want to help Mother Nature? Join host Catherine Greenleaf, former gardening columnist for the Boston Herald Sunday Magazi…
Jun 2nd, 2022 | 42:11

Helping Turtles Safely Across The Roads With Pam Meier

In today's episode, we discuss how to safely help turtles cross the roads during egg-laying season with turtle expert Pam Meier. Pam has been rescuing and rehabilitating injured wild turtles for over 20 years and runs a rehabilitation center called The Turtle's Back in Madison, Connecticut ( Please remember that Snapping turtles can snap! First rule: Be safe! There is no need to pick up a snapping turtle when helping them across the road. Instead, gently coax the turtle into a plastic storage container with a spade or shovel and then carry her across the road in the direction she was headed. Other methods: place the turtle on a rubber car mat, plastic tarp or large piece of flat cardboard and drag her across to the other side of the road. Never drag a Snapper backwards by the tail as it can rupture her spine. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Access the BIRD HUGGER Newsletter here: Send your questions about birds and native gardening to (PG-13) St. Dymphna Press, LLC.