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'Turtles Crossing' Sign on Franklin Turnpike

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A big thank you to the Allendale Police Department for placing the Turtles Crossing sign on Franklin Turnpike by the Celery Farm.

IMG_2261The sign helps raise awareness that turtles of all sorts might be crossing our highways this time of year to lay eggs -- and not just Snapping Turtles. 

Eastern Box Turtles, for example, have been seen near the roadway, and they are a species of special concern because their population is dwindling.

Ken Wiegand took this photo of an Eastern Box Turtle earlier this month not far from the sign.