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Tracking Blanding’s Turtle

blandings turtleThe elusive, yellow-necked Blanding's turtle is one of New Hampshire's rarest, oldest and best-traveled reptiles. Some may walk miles to get to the right place for mating and nesting. The turtles continue to survive in a valuable wetland habitat that is constantly changing -- and often at risk.

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Tracking Blanding's Turtle

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... Wetlands are an important part of the environment. They help control flooding by soaking up water during storms.

... The bottom shell of some turtles, such as box turtles and Blanding's Turtle, is hinged and can be pulled up against the top shell, sealing the turtle safely inside.

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