Explore the fascinating ecology of turtles and learn techniques for monitoring their biodiversity for management purposes. Discover how the health of turtle populations is tied to tree and woodland health and search for turtles on the grounds of the Arboretum using different monitoring methods. Discuss how many turtles typically share a habitat, review the concerns with turtle species introductions, and learn how to identify endangered and threatened turtles in Illinois.
Instructor: Tom Anton, conservation biologist, The Ecological Consulting Group, LLC
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Limit 20
Supplies: Please dress for the weather and appropriate footwear for walking in wet and muddy areas.
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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