The next time you’re at the Huyler House be sure to check out the Baby Diamond Backed Terrapins in one of the tanks. Our intern Chrissie is a budding expert on Terrapins. She’s studying the population of the creatures on Dewees and has enrolled the turtles in the Wet Lab in a “Head Start” program. The goal is to enable the Terrapins to grow over the winter, instead of hibernating. Ask Chrissie about it the next time you see her.
If you’re interested in Terrapins, Judy recommends the book, “Diamonds in the Marsh: A Natural History of the Diamonback Terrapin” by Barbara Brennessel.