We’ve had turtles lay eggs in our yard before and usually they are dug up and eaten by some predator. We suspect a Raccoon. After seeing how much work she did, I wanted to help her be successful. I found some pieces of screen, made hooks out of some heavy-duty copper wire, and tried pushing the hooks into the ground to hold down the screen. I was able to coax a couple of them in, but our soil is so rocky that I wasn’t having any luck with the others.