Amphibians and Reptiles

Blanding’s Turtle
(Emydoidea blandingii)

Photo: Scott Ballard
Blanding's turtle

Check out the IDNR’s Wild About Illinois Turtles! website to learn about the Blanding’s turtle. The Blanding’s turtle is listed as endangered in Illinois.

The Prairie Research Institute’s Illinois Natural History Survey provides a species distribution map and more natural history information.