Give turtles a helping hand

Cyclists can help a turtle across the road

In our neck of the woods and at certain times of year, especially June, once we are out of the city, turtles crossing the road are a fairly common sight. Did you know that on-road injuries from cars is the second biggest threat to turtles after habitat loss? This alone should give us cyclists an affinity with turtles. Cyclists, who aren’t going as fast as cars and won’t take up as much space at the side of the road, are in an easy position to pull over and help a turtle across the road. Here, from the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (via Chex Newswatch), is how to do it.


Let’s give turtles a helping hand when we meet them on the road.

You know it is the right thing to do.

Find out more (and possibly donate?) at The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.