To fully appreciate the exciting news that a wood turtle nesting site is now protected, let us first introduce you to this species. When a wood turtle wants a snack, it stomps on the ground to imitate the sound of falling rain so that earthworms come out!
Mauricie: an almost mythical territory of Quebec. Singers, storytellers and film directors have sung its praises. From La Tuque to Trois-Rivières, Maskinongé to Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, the majestic St. Lawrence River and its tributaries have helped the region grow and develop.
Located south of Shawinigan and covering 66 square kilometres, the Lac-à-la Tortue Bog is the largest bog in the St. Lawrence valley. It was formed several thousand years ago by a branch of the Saint-Maurice River.