This past Sunday I was invited to join a few colleagues in the field to view North American wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta). The wood turtle is one of the most enigmatic turtles in the US and also one of the most threatened.Read More
Spring looks like it may have begun and turtles are waking up from hibernation. Spotted turtles have already been out and about for a month or so and even the non-native, red-eared slider is out basking. Please consider joining the citizen science project, the Connecticut Turtle Atlas.Read More
The Bruce Museum will host our first ever Citizen Science Day on Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., with presentations and activities celebrating their new Citizen Science initiatives.
Free with Museum admission, no reservations required.Read More
The unassuming turtle is usually not on the mind of most people, but they are a top priority for many conservation biologists. Turtles and tortoises are group of reptiles that are recognizable components of the ecosystems in which they inhabit. Turtles can play key ecological roles, serving as both predators and prey, contributing to the cycling of nutrients, and acting as seed dispersers. In fables and folklore, turtles have often been portrayed as wise, and revered as symbols of longevity and tranquility.Read More
Our first three Cat Tracker loaner units are going out tomorrow. Local outdoor cat owners will be attaching these GPS units to their feline friends. Data gathered will help researchers discover the roaming habits of domestic cats. Does 'Frisky' stay in the backyard or is he getting fat from a second dinner at a neighbor's house? If you are located in Fairfield or Westchester county, find out by participating. Contact me at 203.413.6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tim WalshRead More