First NYTTS Meeting of the Fall Season:
Sunday, October 13, 11:00 a.m., The Arsenal Gallery,
Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th Steet, NYC

“Country Turtle, City Turtle:
New York’s Chelonian Crisis”

New York Natural History Council founder Jay Westerveld explores the many pressures on New York’s 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 York’s “Who’s Who in Conservation” by Orange magazine.

How to get there: Meetings are held in the third-floor Gallery in the Arsenal building in Central Park. The Arsenal is located on 5th Avenue at 64th Street in front of the Central Park Zoo (see directions). Enter below the main stairs in the front of the building. Take the elevator to the third-floor Gallery.

Save the date! Sunday, November 17, 11:00 a.m., The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NYC

“Road Trips for Turtles 2013”
Pete Warny, Naturalist At Large