Turtle Walk: Monitoring Eastern Box Turtles - Saturday, May 13 from 10 am until 12 pm

Continuing a multi-year tradition, join naturalist Joe Bridges and Ray Smith, former owner of the Smith’s 57-acre WVLT easement property in Gardiner, in locating, identifying, and documenting the turtles. Individual eastern box turtles are distinguishable from each other by the distinctive fingerprint-like orange and black rosette patterns on their domed shells. Since 2005, Anne Smith, until her recent passing, aided by biologist Bridges and her tracking dogs, monitored the turtle’s migrations, hibernation habits, and reproductive success, documented in a book, The Silence of the Bell: Monitoring Eastern Box Turtles with Australian Cattle Dogs. Location of the event will be provided upon registration.