It’s time for newly hatched Western pond turtles to be making their way across the grasslands, from nest to permanent reservoir home.
|Digging a nest above San Andreas Res.|
Western pond turtles can live up to 50 years in the wild, and won’t reach maturity for six years or more.
The Peninsula Watershed is home to an abundance of native California wildlife species and has the highest concentration of rare, threatened or endangered species in the nine-county Bay Area. The Western Pond Turtle is designated a “species of special concern” by The California Department of Fish and Wildlife.