One of two box turtle species at Chert Hollow Farm.Mating generally occurs late spring to early summer. This photo is from June 17, 2014.
On the evening of June 6, 2015, a female dug a nest in a young patch of sweet corn in our main vegetable field:
This nest had at least two young on October 30, 2015. Photo on left shows one (next to a walnut for scale). It was about an inch below the soil surface in the same nest location. The photo on right shows the shell of a sibling below, but I did not dig it out or determine the total count of young in an effort to minimize disturbance to the nest.