Orchid Festival Highlights Importance of Turtle Nesting Mounds

Laura Sagerman (left) from Parks Canada shows off a turtle nesting mound during the 2019 Orchid Festival Turtle Tracker event. Parks Canada personnel have installed the nesting mound near the Cyprus Lake Road. Turtles are often tempted to lay their eggs in the loose fill at the sides of roads. The nesting mounds provide a much safer place for turtles to lay their eggs and offer the added advantage that they can be monitored by volunteers who will then install special cages over the eggs to prevent predation.