Kids, want to attract box turtles to your yard!
Box turtles should never be taken away from the wild or their natural habit, moving them as much as a half a mile, they may no survive. Box turtles can live up to as much as forty years. But here are some tip to attracting them to your yard! Box turtles will eat a lot of things, insects, like sow bugs, millipedes, centipedes, caterpillars, slow-moving beetles, slugs and snails. They will also eat many kinds of roots and berries, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
Natural flowers turtles eat:
Geraniums, (Pelargonium species), nasturtium, hibiscus, carnations, daylilies, petunia, dandelion, roses, rose hips, pansies, and chives.
Greens: that attract turtles:
Aquatic plants, (duckweed, water lettuce, parrot feather, etc.), watercress, collards, chickweed, plantain weed, carrot tops, grape leaves, red clover, endive, fig leaves, and thistle.