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New York Turtle and Tortoise Society Meeting
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Berkeley College, 12 East 41st Street, New York City

Road Trips for Turtles, 2014

An illustrated talk of turtle travels
and adventures in swamps,
sinkholes and sewers

By Pete Warny, Turtle Traveler

Peter Warny, a former ecologist with the Nature Conservancy and National Audubon Society, travels extensively across America, focusing on wetland habitats and document­ing changes in the food webs composed of aquatic insects, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Pete is certainly no stranger to NYTTS mem­bers! He joins us periodically to report on his tra­vel adventures, which often take him to strange and wonderful places in search of — what else? — turtles! He is pictured here while out on a field trip in Florida with Dr. Kerry Kreiger of Save the Frogs. See more of their adventures in Florida, along with beautiful photos of frogs.

Photo by Kerry Kreiger

A New Meeting Place for NYTTS

Since the NYC Parks Department no longer hosts week­end meetings at the Arsenal in Central Park, NYTTS has been in search of a new place to hold its meetings.

We are fortunate to have recently established a part­nership with the Science Department at Berkeley College in Manhattan. In exchange for giving turtle talks and live-animal demonstrations to science classes, the college has given us classroom space on Saturdays. Centrally located very near public transpor­tation, Berkeley College is an ideal spot. At 12 East 41st Street, it is just a few doors east of 5th Avenue and the New York Public Library. See area map below.

Parking on Saturdays may be difficult (expensive in local garages), but many who wish to drive may decide to find street parking in a known location and take a bus or subway to the college.

Please plan to arrive at Berkeley between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. and report to the security desk. Indicate that you are attending the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society meeting, and you will be directed to our classroom. See you there!