Slight ridge running down the center of the upper shell and a serrated rear margin. Raised irregular pyramidal shapes with visible concentric growth rings on upper shell. Distinct orange colouring on their neck and forelegs.
Size: 14-23 cm
(Please note — these photos are unverified images submitted by members of the CWF Photo Club.)
Southern Ontario, southern Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
Habitat: Wood Turtles can inhabit a diverse range of areas depending on the season. They are usually associated with meandering streams with sandy or gravelly bottoms. Wood Turtles are more terrestrial than many other turtles, spending a great deal of time on land, usually within 300 m of water.
ThreatenedNotes: Wood Turtles stomp for earthworms. The turtles stomp on the ground and earthworms come to the surface and the turtles eat them.