UNITY — The wood turtle will be the subject of a Sebasticook Region Land Trust presentation by Greg LeClair at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 93 Main Coffee Shot, 93 Main St.

LeClair, a representative of the wildlife biology program at Unity College, will talk about the medium-sized turtle native to the Northeastern United States, according to a news release from Doug Wescott, board chairman of the trust. The turtle can be found in or near Maine’s slow moving streams and rivers eating invertebrates and vegetation, but it currently appears to be declining throughout its range. Federal and state agencies are working hard to determine whether or not the turtle deserves to be listed as endangered — is this really the case?

Through field surveys, population viability analyses, and habitat assessments, a picture is slowly starting to develop as those in the program gain a clearer understanding.

The event is part of the trust’s monthly speaker series, which take place at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at 93 Main Coffee Shop.

A $5 donation is suggested.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 948-3766.


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