SOMERVILLE — A talk on Maine’s native turtle species with wildlife rehabilitator Pam Meier, founder and director of The Turtle’s Back, is set for 1:30 pm. Sunday, June 2, at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm at 217 Hewett Road.

Pam Meier holds an Eastern Box Turtle. Submitted photo

People can learn about turtles, why they are in decline, how to identify different species and genders, what to do if one finds a turtle, what rehabbing these ancient reptiles is all about, and how to help.

A Spotted Turtle. Submitted photo

The talk will be held on the grassy slopes surrounding the farm’s rich wetland, so people may want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, call 207-549-3096, email, or visit


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