• Field Journal: Head-start wood turtles

    25 days ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    After a long winter under ice and mud, Minnesota's turtles emerge with the first warm rays of spring sun. It is also at this time that Minnesota Zoo Conservation staff gear up for the coming busy field season.
    Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist Dr. Tricia Markle in the field with a wood turtle hatchling.
    For Conservation Biologist Dr. Tricia Markle, this means frequent trips away from the Zoo to check on populations of threatened wood turtles in southern Minnesota. Now entering its 5 th year, the Zoo's wood turtle project is part of a collaborative initiative with the Minnesota...
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