In Search of Diamondback Terrapins Event on June 16

COURTESY OF MASS AUDUBON'S WELLFLEET BAY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Hatchlings from Terrapin Cove in Eastham.

COURTESY OF MASS AUDUBON’S WELLFLEET BAY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

WELLFLEET – The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting a search for Diamondback Terrapins event on June 16.

Join the Sanctuary as they search for the terrapins, a threatened species turtle that lives in our salt marshes.

Participants will start off inside with an introduction to the fascinating species then head outside for a walk along sanctuary trails in search of nesting turtles.

Participants will learn about turtle biology, natural history, and conservation.

Pre-registration is required for the event and all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants are asked to wear closed-toed walking shoes and long pants and to arrive and check in at least 10 minutes before the start of the program.

The cost for the event is $9 for children and adults who are members of the Sanctuary and $11 for non-members.

Wellfleet Bay provides peace and beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor.

The extensive trails bring people to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife.

The sanctuary features a universally accessible trail and an award-winning “green” nature center with numerous exhibits and aquariums.

For more information on events and programs at the Sanctuary, go to massaudubon.org.

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