June is the month that diamondback terrapins emerge from their winter hibernation to lay eggs in the Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge in Barrington, according to ecori.org.
And for 23 years, Charlotte Sornberger of Barrington has been tracking the terrapins as they nest for the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. She also places metal baskets – excluders – to protect the eggs from predators, according to ecori.org.
As of several days ago, 136 females had been tracked. You can view the terrapins as they make their way up the cliffs. The best times are at high tide on sunny days.
See the video of the terrapins done by Tim Faulkner of Barrington, a reporter for ecori.org.