This time of year, it’s good to keep an eye out for turtles that might be slowly crossing the road.
Lori Sargent is a wildlife biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
“They’re on the move because they’re looking for good nesting spots and some species move more than others,” she says.
She says Blanding’s turtles and snapping turtles are the ones you’ll see on the road most often. Sargent says Blanding’s turtles are on the decline in Michigan, mainly because so many get hit by cars.