If you have a “Turtle Crossing” sign, this would be a good time to be sure it is out and visible. The little ones have now hatched and returning to the lake. They’re tiny so watch out for them!
Many thanks to our Diamond Lake “Friend” Lisa for the Facebook Post and the stunning photo of the baby snapper.
Seen crossing legally at the Turtle X-ing sign on Roslyn Place.
Do you have turtle stories to share? You can add them in the comments area.
We would like to learn more about the turtles who call Diamond Lake home and the interactions you have with them. Have you helped them across the road? What kinds of turtles have you seen? Where do they lay their eggs? When? Is this year different than other years? If you have stories to share, please email them to FoDL using the contact form, and we will share them on the website.
The Friends of Diamond Lake Annual Meeting is on Thursday, May 2 at Pearl Park: 6:45-8:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.
Learn about Diamond Lake Birds
Featured speaker Dick Sandve will be talking about the birds of Diamond Lake and answering your questions. Dick has been birding for over thirty years and has identified close to 700 North American bird species and over 1800 species worldwide. Dick is a member of the Minnesota Orthinological Union where he has served as Field Trip chairman.
Get a Turtle Crossing Sign
You can also pick up a Turtle Crossing yard sign at the annual meeting if you live on one of the streets surrounding Diamond Lake where Turtles cross over to lay eggs. In an effort to help motorists and others be aware of turtles on the move each spring and fall, Friends of Diamond Lake will be providing Turtle Crossing yard signs for area residents to post in their yards. There are only 25 available, so get yours at the annual meeting and help a turtle cross the road.
Additional information and new resources are being added weekly, so be sure to check back. For a sample of what’s to come, check out the new Froggy Project page! Other new features include an updated News feature (the FoDL blog) and events listings. Coming Soon: The FoDL Critter Forum where you can post and discuss your observations about what’s happening with Diamond Lake’s flora and fauna.