Marion, MA 02738
Join the Sippican Lands Trust and Dani Marston of New England Coastal Wildlife Association (NECWA) for a presentation on Diamondback Terrapins. This presentation is free and open to the public.
New in 2016, NECWA in collaboration with Mass Audubon at Wellfleet Bay began a study on diamondback terrapins Malaclemys terrapin in the marshes of Marion and Wareham, MA.
In the spring of 2016, NECWA staff and interns walked the marshes of Aucoot and Cromesett, Marion, MA, in search of female terrapins coming up onto the beach to nest. The diamondback terrapin is the only brackish-water turtle in New England. In the late summer and early fall, NECWA is now actively looking for natural and predated nests to document the number of successful and predated nests in each marsh and to get a feel for the number of potential hatchings or new recruits in these areas.