City Helps Turtles Cross the Road

City Helps Turtles Cross the Road

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Turtle on rock with duckweed at Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio by Lori Taggart
Turtle on rock with duckweed at Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio by Lori Taggart

They have survived ice ages, asteroid collisions and what the 19th century naturalist George Perkins Marsh called the “destructive agency of man,” but turtles need a hand every now and then.

A newly built “turtle tunnel” provides threatened turtles with safe passage beneath a stretch of county highway in Minnesota that cuts their watery habitat and breeding grounds in two.

(READ the story from Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

 

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