Outdoor Radio: Tiny Turtles

Oct 18, 2017

With a pointed snout, knobby protrusions, and a flat, leathery shell, the Spiny Softshell Turtle is certainly one of Vermont's odder-looking reptiles. It is also listed as threatened in our state. Steve Parren of the Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department joins Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland to talk about the Spiny Softshell's biology, habitat and some of the threats faced by Vermont's only aquatic turtle.

Here is a video of Parren and Zahendra excavating a turtle nest. And here's a video about the turtle adoption program at the ECHO Center in Burlington.

Follow these links to learn more about the Spiny Softshell Turtle:

Outdoor Radio is produced in collaberation with the Vermont Center For Ecostudies with support from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.