Sometimes, turtles are part of the workday.

RETTEW has trained staff in environmental sciences who perform investigations for regulatory compliance purposes, and some of our experts monitor sites to protect different species of plants or animals.

When one of our biologists was visiting a project site on an unusually warm day in February, she saw a wood turtle thinking it was time to come out of hibernation.

These types of turtles are known to hibernate in root masses and aquatic vegetation under stream banks.

This little guy was right at the edge of the stream – you can see the water behind him.

Every day on the job is a little different for RETTEW’s field staff, and you never know when you’ll encounter some local wildlife!