Diamondback Terrapin Search by Land – Part 1: All Ages
Walk Leader: Paul King III, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Environmental Educator
Have you ever seen a Diamondback Terrapin in our local waters? They can be very elusive to see. This time of year is one of the few times when they come out of the water. Females come to shore to find a suitable location to dig nests and lay up to 20 eggs. During this walk we will explore beautiful Northwest Harbor, an area that these turtles prefer to use for nesting. We will be searching for the evidence that terrapins leave behind on their journey ashore and may even see some live terrapins!
This is part 1 of a 2-Part Diamond Terrapin Search by Land & by Sea program. Please see July 12, Sunday, for Part 2, Diamond Terrapin Search by Sea, BYO Kayak.
Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, our outdoor nature walks are limited to a maximum of 25 people which includes our staff. SOFO will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of our participants and environmental educators. We will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.
Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this walk, which is limited to 25 people please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will confirm your reservation by email.