Box Turtle Research Results

Eastern Box Turtles occur in every natural community on Camp Edwards ; however they prefer Pitch-pine Oak Forest Woodlands and Pitch-pine Scrub Oak Communities . Within those communities, they seek out areas abundant with Wintergreen, Huckleberry, and Low-bush Blueberry. Their home ranges vary greatly from as little as 4 acres to as many as 179 acres in a given year, with home ranges varying in size and place from year to year. Upon analyzing the hibernacula data, it was found that Eastern Box Turtles hibernate, on Camp Edwards , from Thanksgiving (around 25 November) to Marathon Monday (around 10 April).

 

 
 
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