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Turtle Research

In the spring of 2018, the Friends of Trailside Nature Museum supported two ongoing research projects on turtles.


The first project looks at tracking wood turtle land use corridors in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in order to help inform our land use management plan. The second project aims to engage citizen scientists at the reservation in research on painted turtles. 


In 2019, we discovered five species of turtles with a total of 75 turtle sightings. We were able to engage 85 students in research from local middle schools and high schools.


Thank you to the Friends of Trailside for helping fund this research!

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