Wood Turtles – Up Close and Personal: Oct. 24

Are you fascinated by elaborate mating rituals?  Or anxious to learn the art of “hunting by thumping”? Perhaps you just want to know why a sun-worshipping creature chooses to spend much of its life under water. Or why a species once quite common throughout New England, is now scarce and endangered.

Whatever your questions and concerns, you won’t want to miss the informational meeting about Wood Turtles, coming soon *(Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.) to a theater near you (Martha Rich Theater, Thetford Academy).

At this presentation, Kiley Vincent Briggs, a Turtle Conservation Coordinator with The Orianne Society (www.orianesociety.org) will enlighten us about a Wood Turtle research and conservation program in Eastern Vermont designed to safeguard this rare and very secretive species. And what we can do to help the cause.

Don’t miss this FREE event co-sponsored by the Local conservation conservation commissions. As always, delectable food items will be provided.

“When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it is attached to the rest of the world.”    John Muir

Libby Chapin