Wood turtles spend the cold winter months hibernating in fast-flowing streams, emerging to feed and thermoregulate on land during warmer months.
- Wood turtles worm stomp. This involves stomping their feet and shell on the ground, tricking worms into coming to the surface where they can be eaten.
- Wood turtles are a very long-lived species with a slow reproductive strategy.
- Wood turtles forage for food, both on land and in the water. They eat a variety of plant and animal matter.
|Range||Northeastern United States|