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Experience Turtle Census 2021

Date(s) - 07/10/2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am


Time: 9am-11:30am
Cost: Included in museum admission.
Location: Children’s Garden
Every year in June and July our Herpetology team sets up live-capture, baited hoop-net turtle traps in Deer Park Lake behind the Museum to catch and survey as many turtles as possible. VLM staff and volunteers gather all of the turtles that are collected in these nets and spend the morning identifying the species and sex of turtles, cleaning the shell to remove any stuck-on algae, and using a special marking system to determine whether each turtle is new for the year or a recapture from previous years.

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