Did you know that the Midland Painted Turtle is now listed Federally as a Species at Risk? That means that all turtles in our region are now considered at risk. Many people comment that they see Midland Painted Turtles “all the time”. While they are more common than most of our other turtles, note how many times you see juvenile Midland Painted around. They take five years to reach sexual maturity and can live up to 40 years in the wild.
Ticks are a fact of life in our region, but that doesn’t have to spoil your monitoring visits. Just be sure to take precautions and know what to look for.
3 easy steps to protect yourself against ticks when in the field.