Once upon a time (in 1996!) a young couple moved to Maine and built a home. The land was lush and green with a river running behind it and a beautiful sparkling pond in the distance. The young couple noticed how many turtles enjoyed their land coming and going and laying eggs around the property. They decided to name their new home Turtle Hollow.
In 2010 Carol Skowronski and Diane Amaral came together to form Turtle Hollow Naturals, LLC. Our salve is handmade on property at Turtle Hollow in Alfred, Maine.
We would like to share our Turtle Rescue story with you.
During the months of June and July, many turtles cross from one side of Back Road (located at Turtle Hollow) to the other to lay their eggs, then return to their "water home". A fair amount of time is spent by the Skowronski family on "turtle look out" helping the turtles to safely cross the road.
In 2009 a paint turtle got hit in the road in front of Turtle Hollow. She was still alive but her shell was badly cracked. The Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine, was contacted. Carol arranged a transfer of the injured turtle to a worker who happened to live in Alfred. The worker took her home to provide first aid, but unfortunately the wounds were too great and she died that evening. However, she was pregnant and they were able to extract 6 eggs from her. The Center for Wildlife successfully hatched the eggs and took care of them until the young turtles were ready to be released back into their natural habitat. Carol retrieved the baby turtles from The Center for Wildlife in June 2010 when the water temperature was warm enough to return them to their intended home.
Please enjoy the photos on this page of their release. We would like to give The Center for Wildlife a special thank you for all the wonderful work they do along with Anne Doolittle from Milford, Ct. Anne, one of Carol's dearest friends, was kind enough to make a special trip to Maine and use her photographic talents to take the photos for us.