Have you ever watched turtles basking on a log or nesting along a trail and wondered which species you were observing? Turtles are visible elements in many ecosystems and, for the most part, can be easily identified. Florida’s wide variety of habitats support 28 of the 62 species known to occur in the United States, the most turtle-rich country. Significant habitat diversity and species richness make Florida a chelonian hotspot and critical to the conservation of many species. Participants will learn basic identification techniques that will enhance their ventures into the field.
Presented by George L. Heinrich, a local field biologist and environmental educator specializing in Florida reptiles. His company, Heinrich Ecological Services (www.heinrichecologicalservices.com), is based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and conducts wildlife surveys and research, natural history programming, and nature-based tours. George is currently the Executive Director of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust (www.ftct.org).
Sponsored by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In the event that this webinar reaches full capacity, we will livestream the webinar via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrookerCreekPreserve
Please go directly to our Facebook page to view the live webinar. This webinar is recommended for older adolescents and adults and will only be available live on March 9th.