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Chocorua Lake Conservancy hosting Zoom program on turtles

May 20, 2020
CHOCORUA—Turtles have a lot to teach us in this time. They know how to self-isolate when necessary, how to slow down, and how to persist.

On Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m., join the Chocorua Lake Conservancy for "Have You Ever Seen a Turtle Zoom?" a live online presentation on the turtles of New Hampshire via the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth. Lynne Flaccus, naturalist and Stewardship Director at the Chocorua Lake Conservancy, will share her enthusiasm and passion for these slow-moving (except when they Zoom!) ancient reptiles found in New Hampshire and all over the world. Their ancestors have been around for 250 million years, but could they have predicted we'd be talking about them using zeros and ones hurled through space?

New Hampshire has eight species of turtles. Do you know which ones live in your neighborhood or favorite swimming hole? Some are common, others are listed as endangered or threatened, but all are amazing creatures with adaptations that have helped them survive since the time of dinosaurs. Ever wonder why a turtle crosses the road and how to safely help them across? How they breathe under the ice of winter? How climate change may affect the sex of turtles? Whether snappers really eat loons? Bring your curiosity, your own knowledge, and stories you might have about these shelled creatures to this online conversation. With images, turtle parts, and stories, we'll discuss the tools they have for survival and what you can do to help make sure they're around for another million years.

To access the talk, go to bit.ly/turtlezoom on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. If you haven't been on Zoom before, come on a little early and you will be prompted to download the software, or paste the link into your browser to do this anytime between now and the 26th. You can also find the live link at www.chocorualake.org and on the CLC Facebook events page. You probably won't need to do this, but if prompted to, enter Meeting ID 898 4037 7169 and password 233271.

More chances to explore the Chocorua Lake Basin coming up

This event is one in a series of Chocorua Lake Conservancy programs held throughout the year to encourage people of all ages to enjoy Chocorua Lake and the trails and woods that surround it, and to learn more about the natural world we inhabit. Visit www.chocorualake.org for information, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Chocorua Lake Conservancy

The CLC is a volunteer-led, nonprofit land trust founded in 1968 to protect the scenic and natural resources of the Chocorua Lake Basin and surrounding area. The CLC is committed to providing convenient and attractive public access to Chocorua Lake and trails on nearby conservation lands for visitors and local residents. For more information, including ways you can get involved, please visit www.chocorualake.org.

Martin Lord Osman
Brewster Academy
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