Terrapine c. carolina
Photo of Eastern Box Turtle courtesy of Scott A. Smith
Photo of Habitat for
Eastern Box Turtle
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
A terrestrial species, commonly encountered in rich, open woodlands and
riparian forests, but
may also be found in pastures and wet meadows, and during hot weather may be
found soaking in shallow
waters and mucks of various wetland types or under leaf litter.
Commonly found during the day crossing roads between forest and wetland
habitats in spring
and summer. Search in moist open woodlands, grassy fields and wetland edges.
Active early April to
Found throughout Maryland.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
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