An amatuer birder/naturalist living in the country near Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
August 21, 2017
First step, get a foot out/up.
Checked in with the turtle recovery team and there were a number of turtles hatching out including this soft shelled turtle.
In Canada, females of this species may take more than 10 years to mature. Spiny softshells mate in spring, usually in deep water, and nest in June and July in open sandy or gravelly areas close to water. Females lay up to 36 eggs, though the typical clutch size is around 20