Monday, February 13, 2012

Deadly virus hits turtles, tadpoles in Montgomery County

The discoveries have alarmed state wildlife officials and biologists
Image from the Jim Pilversack Virginia Master Naturalist Eastern Box Turtle Mapping Project
Article By Katherine Shaver, Published: February 12

Maryland biologists study­ing box turtles rescued from the bulldozers on the Intercounty Connector construction site have made a grisly find: An alarming number of the tiny turtles later died, and biologists say their demise appears to be unrelated to the highway.

Read the article here in the Washington Post from February 12, 2012

If this Biology interests you and you would like to learn more about forests, mountains, and wilfelife..the next BRFAL Chapter Basic Training for Aspiring Virginia Master Naturalists is coming up in March 2012 at The Franklin Center in Downtown Rocky Mount VA. You can get the Draft Schedule of Classes and View the Itinerary here, and get the Information Letter and Application here. Act fast the deadline is Feb 15th! 
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