The NC Arboretum

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The North Carolina Arboretum held their 2nd annual Box Turtle Day, celebrating our state reptile this past Saturday. It was a Box Turtle packed day, from Box Turtle telemetry hunts, Turtle dogs, live reptile demonstrations, with several organisations promoting conversation, studies, rehabilitaion, and so much more.

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Stretch watching people.

 

Seeing families interact and learn about Box Turtles is always a highlight.
a1Shelly, The Arboretum’s on sight resident Box Turtle, came by to see  these other Box Turtles paying a visit.
a2Some of the organizations present were:  Appalachian Wildlife RefugeThe HERP ProjectTurtle Rescue Team and the WNC Nature Center
a3Box Turtle telemetry hunt.

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We look forward to next year’s Box Turtle Day!

We had the pleasure of meeting some folks from the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. They work with all native species, including reptiles. Go check them out and give them a like. They are doing great things for the WNC area. 1151560

 

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