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Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Provides Presentation on Turtles at the Columbia Regional Library
Midwest Region, September 28, 2011
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Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services Specialist Tim Haller conducts a turtle presentation at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri.
Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services Specialist Tim Haller conducts a turtle presentation at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri. - Photo Credit: USFWS

The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge conducted a presentation at the Columbia Regional Library with live turtles on loan from the University of Missouri Herpetology Lab.

Approximately 90 individuals participated in the presentation including numerous preschoolers who were delighted with the live turtles. The live turtles demonstartion included common snapping turtle, false map, red eared slider, musk, mud, western painted and river cooter. All turtles are native to Missouri and most are found on the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Refuge Visitor Services Specialist Tim Haller made the presentation and included a brief introduction on the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Conserving the Nature of America video started the presentation and provided the introduction to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The presentation ended as a huge success with numerous questions asked and many children wanting to get a second look at the turtles.


Contact Info: Tim Haller, 573-441-2799, tim_haller@fws.gov



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