It’s that time of the year when turtles will be moving to higher ground to lay their eggs for a new generation. Drive carefully on the Byway, particularly in areas with wetlands on one side of the road and sandy geology on the other side.
Specific areas where you might see turtles taking this annual trip are along Canal Road in Halfmoon, Riverview Road in Clifton Park, and even Cohoes-Crescent Road in Colonie. On a warm sunny day the turtles seem to linger on the pavement longer than motorists feel they should.
If you capture a photo of this phenomena please share it here. I’ve been without a camera (shame on me) the last time I saw a beautiful rust splotched box turtle making her trip.