This February brought lots of rain to the Southeast, creating ideal conditions for a very secretive and imperiled amphibian. Join Ben as he takes advantage of the weather to try and document this dwindling species in one of its last strongholds in the state.
While we mostly see amphibian activity in February, there are a few reptiles that can be found this early in the year. One of these animals is the Eastern Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia retucularia). Join Ben this month as he explores a seasonal wetland and highlights this special southeastern turtle.
Previously on Fieldnotes, viewers got to see the x-ray process and how we attach thread spools to gravid Spotted Turtles as part of our ongoing nesting research. However, this month’s episode will show the most exciting part of the process. Join Ben this month as he takes us back to the beginning of the nesting […]
Have you been wondering just how we’re able to find Spotted Turtle nests in the wild? Join Ben this month for a look at a very simple, yet effective research technique that has allowed us to learn a lot about Spotted Turtle movement and reproduction
The Spotted Turtle nesting season is underway in Georgia, and an important component of our current research is taking females to get x-rays a couple times throughout the duration of the project. This lets us know which turtles are gravid and how many eggs they’re carrying. Check out this month’s episode of Fieldnotes to get […]