The weather cooperated and we were off into the swamp to release the first clutch of headstarted Blanding’s turtles released this year. The transmitter weighs only 4 grams, and is attached simply with epoxy, onto the shell.  The turtles don’t notice it is there, and yet it allows us to pinpoint their location.  Here, I release one of our headstarted turtles, in what is hopefully a very successful nursery area!

David’s property is very close to where the mother of these headstarted turtles was killed.  His property is ideal for juveniles, and is one of the most extensive properties in the area.  We are extremely grateful that he has allowed us access for our research!

-Sue Carstairs