turtles and tortoises

Hinged Companions

For the next few weeks, I will be conducting tree surveys in Missouri – tramping about through the woods and sleeping in what will probably end up being a combination of rustic cabins and motels. I’m currently drafting this blog post while sitting near my very warm wood-burning stove in a small cabin a good …

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Marking Turtles

Marking turtles at the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area / University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Field Station Field Herpetology class. All we found were painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Some we found had been marked before by previous classes, some not, which gave us an opportunity to learn how to notch the marginal scutes to track …

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