Diamondback Terrapin Search by Sea (BYO Kayak/s) ——Part 2: Adults/Children 10+
Program Leader: Melanie Meade: South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator
Diamondback Terrapins are common in our local estuaries, but it can be difficult to spot them from the shore. Exploring by kayak, we will observe terrapins in the brackish waters of Northwest Harbor, a habitat that provides abundant food, shelter and sandy shores for nesting. We will be searching for evidence that terrapins are actively nesting in this area as well as counting them to estimate the population locally. No kayak rentals available from SOFO.
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.
This program has a limit of 15 people. Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this walk 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.