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It's Turtle Nesting Season!

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Have you been seeing turtles crossing the road lately?

  •        This time of year, female aquatic turtles leave the water to find a suitable spot to lay their eggs.
  •        Turtle eggs are round or oval and leathery.
  •        Most eggs take about 2 months to hatch but Painted turtle eggs, and even hatchlings, can survive overwinter in the nest and will emerge the next summer.
  •        We've had baby Snapping Turtles emerge from their nest as late as December 1st here at Knoch Knolls Park!
  •       The sex of baby turtles is determined by the ground temperature - warmer temperatures produce females, cooler temperatures produce males.
  •       After laying their eggs the females head back to the water; they do not care for their young.

Above: Painted turle; At the top: Snapping Turtle

 

           

                                                                                                                              

                           

                    

  
 

             


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320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
630-864-3964

Regular Hours
March-October

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours
November-February

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(Closed Sundays in Dec, Jan & Feb)

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