I have six adult box turtles that run the back area for at least the last 10 years. Its three females and three males that are very tame and cross paths a lot. Each year I sometimes spot them mating and even bury eggs. I spotted one of the younger females digging a few months ago up near a shed. This was the first week of July. It takes the eggs three months before they hatch. They usually lay at least 5 eggs and up to ten eggs. I cover the areas with wire cloth so not disturbed till they hatch. I try to keep ground wet throughout the months. Today three babies the size of a quarter emerged. We transplant them to state parks and forests to live. Too much population here for them to survive from cars, lawnmowers and being trampled on. Here is a pic of them after emerging from the ground. There is a Quarter in pic for size comparison.