Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Turtle Crossing Surveying in Berkshire County

Turtle Watch Training

Join Jane Winn of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) on Saturday, May 15th from 10 to noon at Dan Casey Memorial Causeway in Pittsfield to learn to monitor a stretch of road for evidence of turtles crossing. We will look at the species of turtles found in our area, how to monitor, and how to document and report our findings. Jane will have maps of locations that need monitoring, or if you know of a location where you have seen turtles cross in the past, you may choose to monitor there.

Monitoring will be four times in 2010 - 1) once during the last week of May, 2) once during the second week of June, 3) once during the last week of June, and 4) once during the first two weeks of September. In September we will enter our data into the statewide database.

Also join them this Friday, May 7th - a group of will be meeting at 1pm at Lake Garfield Beach to figure out how to survey for turtles on Tyringham Road by Lake Garfield.

More information here: http://linkinglandscapes.info/roads/volunteer_to_monitor.html


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1 comment:

~ Craig said...

I met with Jane Winn today. Three other volunteers showed up. I will be monitoring the Cheshire Reservoir area. Other data I had already collected had been passed on to the Berkshire Environmental Action Team.