Wood Turtles are an important and threatened species in Wisconsin. According to the WDNR, researchers in a multi-year, multi-state research project discovered that females of this species travel as far as 4 to 5 miles to lay their eggs, and have an internal “GPS” that guides them to their same nesting sites year after year!
Research projects like these are made possible by donations to the Endangered Resources Fund, and you can help by donating on your Wisconsin Income tax form! The state of Wisconsin will match every dollar donated to double your impact towards conserving threatened and rare species in our state.
The Endangered Resources Fund has helped return Blanding’s turtles, bald eagles, and trumpeter swans, and has conserved many other threatened flora and fauna in the state. These donations are not used for wolf management purposes.