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Orenda Volunteers

Diamondback Terrapin Turtle Monitoring & Protection

Orenda Wildlife Land Trust invites you to join us as we embark on this incredible initiative in West Barnstable!

This document provides a complete outline of the project and details the volunteer opportunities.

Please review the available volunteer opportunities and sign up below. You may reference this tide chart when signing up. 

Questions? Please email Jeff Thibodeau at [email protected]

Learn more about Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, here, and be sure to join us for a video tour of some of our sanctuaries!

Thank you so much for your support!

Location: West Barnstable

Created by:   Meghan Hill
 
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Turtle Team Training Kick-Off

Come learn all about this exciting initiative and receive training for specific volunteer opportunities.

06/01/2021 (Tue.) (50)

 

Daily Turtle/Nest Monitoring (daytime high tides: June 1 - July 15)

Identify terrapin nests through observation of turtles, soil, nests and/or examination of eggs and egg fragments from depredated nests; Mark nest locations with poles/flags; Document observations

06/01/2021 (Tue.) (2)

 
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Map Nests

Gather coordinates and map nest locations using GPS-based application

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Nest Protection & Hatchling Observation (daytime high tides: August 1 - September 15)

Assemble and install protective wire mesh cage enclosures around active nests to protect against predation; Observe nest site activity after eggs are laid; Log observations including presence and quantity of nesting turtles

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