A special guest appeared at River House: a female snapping turtle, looking for a place to lay her eggs. Native to the Bronx River, snapping turtles crawl out onto land during the spring to lay their eggs and wander as far as a quarter mile for a suitable spot. Our staff were able to relocate her to a safer place away from the busy greenway!
Hopefully wildlife like this beautiful turtle will continue to flourish as we continue to clean and restore the Bronx River.
Find out what else lives around the Bronx River here.