Turtles M55 to M73
With Turtles M32 Through M43 Here
With Turtles M44 Through M54 Here

A Relict Population Doomed To Extinction?
Green Dot = Emergence,  Red Dot = Hibernation, Blue  Dot = NEW FIND, White Dot = Dead
Under Construction



Email Contact
2015 Summer
2015 Hibernation
2016 Summer
2016 Hibernation
2017 Summer
2017 Hibernation
2018 Summer
2018 Hibernation
2019 Summer
2019 Hibernation
2020 Summer
2020 Hibernation
2021 Summer
2021 Hibernation
Meeting and Mating
Turtle Catalog
M17 Superturtle
Land Use History
Odds and Ends
The Bottom Line

Photos of each turtle are located here.
M55 (J),  210 grams, was found 10/11/17
M56 (M),  479 grams, was found 8/17/18
M57 (Female),  455 grams, was found 8/9/18 in the power line ROW with M27(M) and tracked into hibernation 10/20/18.   Apparently a resident, she travels in the same general area as M27 and hibernates in approximately the same area every fall.  GPS distance tracked:

0.2 miles in 2018, 11 points  (2.5 months)
1.0 miles in 2019, 33 points
2.0 miles in 2020, 37 points
1.3 miles in 2021, 34 points
1.4 miles in 2022, 29 points

In June 2020, M57 suddenly began a very long distance foray off of the ridge, following the edge of the creek to a non-descript location 0.7 miles, and after about a month, returned to the ridge and ROW where she started.  She remained there for the remainder of the season and through hibernation.
M58 (Male), 505 grams, was found 9/2/18, lost, found again in 2019, lost, and found once again in September 2020 when meeting with M13 on the top of the ridge.    M58 spends time during the summer months in the lower meadow, where others (M18, M11, M24, M29, M6, M1, etc.), males and females, go to meet and mate.

GPS miles tracked:

0.2 miles in 2018,   8 points   (Aqua)
0.6 miles in 2019,   6 points   (Green)
      miles in 2020,  points       (Blue)
1.1 miles in 2021,  17 points  (Red)
1.9 miles in 2022,  17 points  (Yellow)
M60 (M), 429 grams, was found  10/5/18, tracked into hibernation, and tracked from emerence in 2019 until he  traveled over the ridge-top and was lost despite multiple searches.
M59 (M), 329 grams, was found 9/26/18 and tracked into hibernation, but moved and was lost during the winter due to a bad transmitter. 
M61 (M), 385 grams, was found 10/7/18
M62 (Male), 400 grams, Dead, was found 10/7/18, along with turtle M61(M), while tracking M18(M), and hibernated close to his found location.   He spent most of  the 2019 summer season on the cooler north side of a high ridge, making occasional trips to the ridge top. and a single long foray down-slope, almost to a busy highway.  He returned to the south slope before hibernation, and hibernated only about 10 feet from his 2018 hibernation location.  In 2020 M62 crossed the road in June and lost a transmitter and traveled out of radio range.  He was re-found in Mid-April, 2021 still in hibernation, and re-tagged for 2021.

M62 was found dead in a pasture house many farm animals, and only a few feet from another dead turtle.

GPS distance tracked:

1.4 miles in 2019,  23 points
1.3 miles in 2020,    9 points
0.2 miles in 2021,    3 points
M55 2018
M56 2018
M57 2018
M58 2018
M59 2018
M60 2018
M61 2018
M62 2018 (red)
M57 2019
M60 all years
Page 4
Eastern Box Turtle
                Terrapene carolina carolina
High Elevation Study
Green Dot = Emergence,  Red Dot = Hibernation, Blue Dot = NEW FIND, White Dot = Dead
Top of Page
M63 (Female), 424 grams, was found 7/4/19, and stayed in the same general area for the remainer of the season, including hibernation, but after emergence in in 2020 and mating with M64(M), she crossed 2 roads and spent nearly the entire season in the hollow before crossing over the ridgetop and hibernating in a sheltered stand of pines close to the creek.  GPS distance tracked:

0.5 miles in 2019, 32 points
1.4 miles in 2020, 36 points
0.9 miles in 2021, 36 points
0.3 miles in 2022,  3 points (1 mo.)
M64 (Male), 382 grams, was found 5/17/20, while mating with turtle M63, and remained in the same open woods nearly the entire season, only crossing the road to spend a few days in the meadow before crossing back and spending the remainder of the season in the woods.

Again in the 2021 season, M64 stayed within a relatively small primary activity area of about 7 acres, only rarely traveling into a meadow, and once crossing 2 roads and later crossing back mid-season.  The 2022 season, M64 duplicated the previous years travels, except for the road crossings.
There are no physical barriers around this activity area, and M64 is continually active during the summer months.  The tracked route may appear to be random movement, but it includes a number of familiar small open spaces and landmarks.

  GPS distance tracked:

2.3 miles in 2020,   59 points  (red line)
3.5 miles in 2021, 118 points  (yellow line)
2.4 miles in 2022, 131 points

During the 2022 season, M64 was located and GPS'ed every day, and in addition, was thread-trailed to record the actual distance traveled.
M65 (Male), Dead, 395 grams, was found 5/26/20, and tracked until 10/2/21 when he was found dead, apparently attacked by small mammals.

GPS distance tracked:

0.4 miles in 2020, 16 points
0.6 miles in 2021,   7 points

Turtle M57
Turtle M58
Turtle M60
Turtle M62
Turtle M63
Turtle M64
Turtle M65
This Page Continues
With Turtles M1 Through M12 Here
With Turtles M6 Through M13 Here
With Turtles M14 Through M23 Here
With Turtles M24 Through M31 Here
With Turtles M32 Through M43 Here
With Turtles M44 Through M54 Here
M57 2020
Mapping and Data Collection Page
Philosophy and Methodology
Radios and Antenna

Transient Identification
Charts and Graphs

Turtle M61
M61 (M), 385 grams, was found 10/7/18, along with turtle M62(M), while tracking M18(M)    M61 was lost in 2019.  He has a seriously damaged carapace, including the keel and spine (healed), and other types of carapace and plastron damage and disease.

GPS distance tracked:

0.1 miles in 2018,  3 points
0.5 miles in 2019,  5 points
M66 (Male),  grams, was found crossing the road on June 3rd by employees Chris and Troy.   Certainly a transient from the local Box turtle population to the north.

GPS miles traveled:
2.2 miles in 2021, 22 points
1.7 miles in 2022, 11 points

M68 (Male),  351 grams, a relatively small but active male, was found mating with M24 on 7/28/21 who had traveled well outside of her normal activity area to mate.    M68 stayed mostly on the south slope and ridge top the 2021 season, and mated with at least 2 turtles (M24 and M1). #

His travel would suggest he is a resident, but he was never been seen before the 2021 season.

GPS miles tracked: 

1.0 miles in 2021, 18 points (3 1/2 mounths)
2.7 miles  in 2022, 39 points

M69 (Female),  479 grams, was found on 10/13/21 mating with M64(m) late in the season, and traveled only  263 feet before hibernation.  
M70 (Male),  506.6 grams, was found on 10/14/21 near turtle M49(f) on a slope near the top of the ridge  during a cold spell just before most turtles were found under the soil in hibernation.

0.9 miles in 2022, 16 pts
M71 (Male),  441.5 grams, was found on 11/7/21 on top of the leaves in the woods, near the top of the ridge.   This was the first warm (50 degree) day after a week of below normal cold temperatures (28 to 40 degrees).

0.8 miles in 2022, 23 pts
M57 2021
M62 All Years
Turtle M66
M72 (Male),  441.5 grams, was found on 11/7/21

1.4 miles in 2022, 13 pts
M73 (Male),  490 grams, was found on 9/13/22

0.1 miles in 2022, 8 pts
M64 All Years
M64 2020
M64 2021
M64 2022
M58 all years 2018 to 2022
M57 All Years 2018 to 2022
M66 2021 to 2022
M68 2021
M68 2022
Turtle M68 (Male)