Earlier this week, we told you all about the state endangered Blanding’s turtle. Now, we’re shifting our focus to another state endangered turtle—the spotted turtle! Join Airen as she introduces us to August and October, our spotted turtles! Then, keep reading to learn about some other endangered, or formerly endangered, species.
Natural history collections are important because they provide us with a physical record of the past. They’re like a snapshot in time. That means that specimens of still living species are just as important as specimens of extinct species. In fact, there are many specimens in our collection that represent species that were once endangered, or on the brink of extinction, but are still around today. Click here to get a glimpse at some of these species.
Don’t forget to register for Tea with the Turtles! You’ll get a virtual behind-the-scenes look at our work with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, a look into the Blanding’s turtle lab, and you’ll get to meet some hatchlings! Click here to register for free.