Nature & You Lecture Series: Turtles in California – ONLINE

What do you know about turtles in California?  Whatever you know, there is more to learn! How many native species are in the state?  How are they doing?  Where to they live? How many invasive species? Can you tell them apart? What is the likelihood that the turtle you see in Putah creek or the local irrigation canal is a native?  Come join the Zoom meeting with Tuleyome and Biologist Alex Fulton on October 22nd at 7:00 PM to learn everything you always wanted to know about local turtles.

Alex has been working for the U.S. Geological Survey for the last 6 years, where she has focused on giant gartersnakes and western pond turtles in the Sacramento Valley. Whether she was working with hawksbill sea turtles in the Caribbean, alligator snapping turtles in Missouri, or softshell turtles in Minnesota – turtles have always been a favorite study subject. In this talk, Alex will share general information about our neighbors, the native western pond turtle and the non-native red-eared slider, as well as findings from a study of turtle occupancy in the Sacramento Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta focusing on irrigation canals and restored wetlands

This lecture will be ONLINE in a Zoom meeting.  You must register on this page (be sure to include your email address) and download Zoom. (There is no need to create an account.) After registering, participants will be sent an email with the meeting ID and password.  After the lecture, you will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at

This lecture is part of the monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome.  Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. And that term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is suggested, but is not required to participate in this event.


Starts 7:00 pm
Ends 9:00 pm
Location Online in a Zoom meeting. Registration required for link.
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