Photo of Spotted Turtle courtesy of Tony Prochaska.
Photo of Spotted Turtle courtesy of Scott A. Smith.
A wide variety of shallow wetlands are used including wet meadows,
freshwater marshes, bogs, swamps, small ponds, ditches, small woodland
streams, Delmarva Bays and tidally influenced brackish streams. All
typically have a soft substrate and some aquatic or emergent vegetation.
They also seasonally spend time away from water, typically in woodlands,
pastures and fields.
Search shallow wetland edges during the day, particularly those dominated by
herbaceous vegetation. Look for basking individuals in the morning. Easiest
to find mid-April through June, though active until October.
Photo of Habitat for Spotted Turtle
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers.
Found throughout Maryland.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)