Red-Bellied Cooter Hatchling Release Friday!

Our hatchlings have finally reached the necessary size for release! We will be releasing them, along with 142 other hatchlings, from the headstart program across the state. The program was instituted to help the endangered Red-Bellied Cooter population. NMLC has raised eight hatchlings over the winter months to a size that they will be less vulnerable to predators.

We welcome anyone who is interested in this event to join us on this exciting day. Staff from NMLC will be there with a booth as part of the Turtle Festival celebrations. You will have an opportunity to meet biologists who have information about how you can help turtles in your neighborhood and how they track turtles using radio telemetry.

This is a great chance to get to see some of our state’s endangered turtles!

It will be held–rain or shine–Friday, May 27th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the DFW’s Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area, Hanson. Meet at Hawk’s Avenue entrance to the WMA in Hanson.

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you there!