Road Trips for Turtles 2013
Pete Warny, Naturalist At Large
Held Sunday, November 17, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NYC
On the Road Again with Pete Warny through swamps, bayous and other wetlands in a never-ending quest seeking turtles and turtle maniacs. Plenty of both will be depicted and discussed, along with digging fossil turtle shells millions of years old, salvaging roadkills and netting in turtle rescue ponds. This 2013 travel log includes eco-adventures across the South from Appalachia to the Gulf of Mexico as well as both rural and urban landscapes from Lake Waccamaw, to Nashville to Tampa Bay and beyond!
Pete is no stranger to NYTTS members, having spoken at previous meetings and co-directed (with Jay Westerveld) two Turtle Safaris in Central Park.
Plus, sharing the meeting with Pete, a Special Guest
Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century
Dr. Kerry Kriger, Founder SAVE THE FROGS!
Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what can be done to save them? Dr. Kerry Kriger answers these questions and more in a presentation that features many of Dr. Krigers photos of amphibians from around the world.
Dr. Kriger is the Founder and Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS! (www.savethefrogs.com), Americas first and only public charity dedicated to protecting amphibians. He conceived and coordinates Save The Frogs Day, the worlds largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. He has given presentations on amphibian conservation worldwide.
Country Turtle, City Turtle: New Yorks Chelonian Crisis
Jay Westerveld, New York Natural History Council
Held Sunday, October 13, 2013, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NYC
New York Natural History Council founder Jay Westerveld explores the many pressures on New Yorks turtle populations: From Habitat Loss, pet-trade collection and agency apathy in the Hudson Valley to Chinatown food-market poaching in The Big Apple.
Jay Westerveld has been performing ecological research for over 40 years. His Bog Turtle research won him the Anne Botshon Protection Award as well an award of recognition from the New York State Assembly in 2007. He is credited with describing six new Bog Turtle populations in New York State. In 2008 he was named as Orange County, New Yorks Whos who in Conservation by Orange magazine.