typhlonectes:

5 Fascinating Facts about the Desert Tortoise

by Betsy Painter, working in our Ecological Services Program, tells us about desert tortoises.

Natural totem pole-shaped rock spires, called hoodoos, and
crimson-colored canyons are easily spotted throughout the deserts of
Utah, while a smaller, mobile natural wonder exists that is less likely
to be seen—the desert tortoise. Here are five fascinating facts to share
with friends and family to help raise awareness for this federally
threatened animal…

(read more: USFWS – Open Spaces)

photos by
Beth Jackson/USFWS and
Roy C. Averill-Murray/USFWS

#WorldTurtleDay and Wetlands Month combine to remind us of the critically endangered Bog Turtle. This little shell is losing its habitat and their numbers are declining rapidly. 

Learn more about the bog turtle and how you can help efforts to protect its declining habitat. 

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/species/spotlight/bog_turtle_spotlight/

turtleconservancy:

May is American Wetlands Month! Wetlands are a crucial habitat for many threatened and endangered species like the Critically Endangered Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). @usfws #TurtleConservancy #turtle #tortoise #conservation #wetlands #endangered #USFWS #Wetlandsmonth

zacharycava:

Me measuring a Blanding’s turtle in Massachusetts

Photo Credit: Zachary A. Cava

Hey there Zachary, need a personal assistant? #imascientist #socialsciencecountsdamnit 

zacharycava:

Me measuring a Blanding’s turtle in Massachusetts

Photo Credit: Zachary A. Cava

Hey there Zachary, need a personal assistant? #imascientist #socialsciencecountsdamnit