Learn to help native turtles
MARLBORO- The Turtle Rescue League will be at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, located at the top of Hogback Mountain, on Saturday, May 12 at 10 am offering a class to help participants learn how to help native turtles. With nesting season approaching, New England’s aquatic turtles are coming ashore looking for a good place to lay their eggs. Along the way they must cross roads, encounter dogs, and pass close by houses, schools, and gardens. All of these things are very dangerous and every year many mother turtles are killed or taken from the wild during this important time in their lives.
Using years of experience in turtle rehabilitation and some live turtles, Turtle Rescue League educators will walk visitors through some of the natural history and the how-to’s of helping turtles. For more information call (802) 464-0048 or visit www.facebook.com/vermontmuseum.