12th Turtle Day - May: VIRTUAL
12th Annual Turtle Day: Monitoring Eastern Box Turtles at the privately-owned Smith Conservation Easement in Gardiner with naturalists Joe Bridges and Beth Herr. (Limited registration – free event – location given upon registration).
Anne Smith with the aid of biologist Joe Bridges, has been monitoring these creatures’ migrations, hibernation habits and reproductive success since 2005, distinguishing individual turtles by the distinctive fingerprint-like orange and black rosette patterns on their domed shells. Following a short presentation, participants will be invited to assist in identifying and documenting turtles in the field. Visit http://boxturtlesny.com/ for more information.