It's "Turtle Season"

Please stay on the alert for turtles on our roadways during the next few weeks. Be especially careful as you drive along roads that cross wetland areas. 

From May to July, turtles in Massachusetts will end their winter hibernation and will start traveling in search of food and a place to nest. You're likely to see them crossing lawns or roads in your area.

Do not disturb migrating turtles, and please do not move them to another location. They have a keen sense of direction and are intentionally working their way toward an appropriate nesting spot. 

The MassWildlife website provides tips for what to do if you spot a turtle. The website also tells you where you can report any sightings in order to help the state take steps to make it possible for turtles and other wildlife to cross our roadways safely.