Monday, October 24, 2011

Naturalist Corner: Eastern Box Turtles

Box Turtles have unique markings and pigmentations on the bottoms of their shells.

Have you seen me?

We are interested in collecting information regarding our resident box turtle here at the park. If you encounter a box turtle while walking the trails please bring it back to the nature center. *Please make sure you keep track of where you found the turtle. Nature Center Staff will take a photograph of the turtles shell and make notes regarding the individual turtles physical characteristics i.e.: eye color, the color of their head & front legs, the markings on the underside of their shell, and then return the turtle to where they were found. We are also able to estimate the age of the turtle by counting the growth rings on the top of their shell.

For More Information on our upcoming nature programs please visit the following link:
Nature Rocks Flyer which will direct you to a list our upcoming Fall Programs.

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