Tuleyome lecture focuses on turtles of California

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By Bill Grabert
Special to the Express

What do you know about turtles in California? Whatever you know, there is more to learn! How many native species are in the state? How are they doing? Where to they live? How many invasive species? Can you tell them apart? What is the likelihood that the turtle you see in Putah creek or the local irrigation canal is a native? Come join the Zoom meeting with Tuleyome and Biologist Alex Fulton on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. to learn everything you always wanted to know about local turtles.

Fulton has been working for the U.S. Geological Survey for the last six years, where she has focused on giant garter snakes and western pond turtles in the Sacramento Valley. Whether she was working with hawksbill sea turtles in the Caribbean, alligator snapping turtles in Missouri, or softshell turtles in Minnesota – turtles have always been a favorite study subject. In this talk, Fulton will share general information about our neighbors, the native western pond turtle and the non-native red-eared slider, as well as findings from a study of turtle occupancy in the Sacramento Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta focusing on irrigation canals and restored wetlands

This lecture will be online in a Zoom meeting. You must register on the event page from http://tuleyome.org/events/ (be sure to include your email address) and download Zoom. (There is no need to create an account.) After registering, participants will be sent an email with login information. Attendees will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

This lecture is part of the free monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. The term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are his/her own and do not necessarily reflect the views, perspectives or policies of Tuleyome.

RSVP for the event online at http://tuleyome.org/events/2020-nature-and-you-lecture-turtles/.

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