NYTTS Celebrates Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day for Sixth Year Saturday, May 9. 2015 |
The day was cool and a bit cloudy, but that did not diminish the enthusiasm for the NYTTS tent at the Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day in Inwood Hill Park. The event is sponsored annually by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Urban Park Rangers.
Judth Barber, Mitch and Lorri Cramer, Barbara Daddario, Matt Hybel, and Jim Van Abbema fielded turtle questions, and Judth gave the kids turtle stamps for their cards. Native New York turtles on display included a diamondback terrapin, a common snapping turtle, a wood turtle, an eastern mud turtle, and a common musk turtle, and an eastern box turtle. Out-of-state Amerian turtles included a western painted turtle, an alligator snapping turtle, and a red-eared slider. Non-native species included a South American red-footed tortoise, a Burmese brown mountain tortoise, a Central American wood turtle, and a Chinese soft-shelled turtle.