Photo of Wood Turtle courtesy of Linh Phu.
Takes advantage of both aquatic and terrestrial habitats, but always remains
near water. On land, they may be found in a variety of usually forested
habitats, but may be found in fields and meadows and wetlands. In aquatic
areas, they prefer clear moving streams or rivers with gravel or hard-packed
Most active in the spring and fall, during its mating seasons. Especially
like to bask on logs in streams and rivers with vegetated shorelines, or in
woodlands with little cover, following emergence from hibernation.
Photo of Habitat for
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers.
May be found west of the Fall Line through the Piedmont and into Western
Maryland; infrequently found in Prince George's and Charles Counties.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)