Important: Never disturb an intact nest! Not only is this illegal, but it can often lead to death of the eggs/hatchlings. If you have found a nesting turtle, or an intact turtle nest, DO NOT disturb it. Please see our section about turtle nests.
If you find eggs that have been accidentally dug up or otherwise disturbed, contact us as soon as possible!
1. Call us at 705-741-5000. If you have to leave a voicemail, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
2. Note the location (coordinates, address, or nearest intersection) where the eggs were found to ensure they can be released according to provincial regulations.
3. Wait for our call-back. We don’t have the resources to send someone to the location of the nest. Instead, we’ll walk you through the process of properly and carefully handling and collecting the eggs.
4. Bring the eggs to us at 4-1434 Chemong Rd., Selwyn, ON. If it’s not possible for you to get them here, we have volunteer drivers all over the province who may be able to help.