Turtle Trax: The Adventures of Tim the Eastern Box Turtle
What is it like to be a turtle? Follow along with Park Ranger Debbie Zimmerman and Park Biologist Steve Bakaletz as they track the movements of Tim the Eastern Box Turtle. Tim was successfully released on the afternoon of August 5th during a bleacher feature at Blue Heron. His behaviors and activities will be posted right here on a bi-weekly basis.
NPS Park Ranger Debbie Zimmerman
NPS PARK RANGER DEBBIE ZIMMERMAN
Sunday August 21st: Tim was found between the "Bathhouse" and the "Moving" ghost structures just off the paved interpretive trail at Blue Heron. He was in the culvert waterway getting a drink. Did you know that turtles use the environment to regulate body temperature?
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.