Wood Turtle, 2010
Matt Shook, the Assistant
Director of Highlands Environmental Research Institute (HEnRI),
describes the techniques used to determine the gender,
condition, and age of a Wood Turtle.
This female is at
least 18 years old. Tracking her movements this year
will help to determine the
status of Wood Turtle populations in the Park.
After basking in the sun, this
Wood Turtle moves off to the water nearby.