Diamondback Terrapin at Jacob’s Point

One of the volunteers for the Saltmarsh Sparrow Project operating at Jacob’s Point found this Diamondback Terrapin in the Jacob’s Point marsh about 200 feet to the west of the osprey platform. Nockum Hill in the Barrington River estuary in Barrington is the nesting site for a population of several hundred terrapin, and it is not a stretch to think that this young turtle hatched from a nest there and migrated to our property.  The information was passed along to BLCT people involved at Nockum Hill. Next to be investigated, is the possibility of a new nesting location in Warren.

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