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A red-eared slider sits in the grass.

Join us on our Facebook page with our new schedule of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Today, Regional Education Manager Julie is talking turtles. Meet our turtle animal ambassadors and learn about what makes each species unique in today’s live broadcast.

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Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff! Ever wonder what creatures live in the pond at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve? Nature Interpreter Stephanie shares more about the amphibians and reptiles that call this habitat home.

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Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff! It’s feeding time for our animal ambassador turtles at Miami Whitewater Forest. Join Nature Interpreter Will for a totally turtle time.

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Shell-a-brate Turtles

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There are 11 species of turtle that can be found in the state of Ohio, and only four of them cannot be found in Hamilton County. Turtles are in the order Testudines and can relate back to the Triassic period from 200 million years ago. These creatures worldwide are one of the most endangered species. […]

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During June and early July, it is not uncommon to come upon sometimes large snapping turtles while hiking in the parks. That is because it’s peak egg-laying season for Ohio’s largest turtle, the common snapping turtle, Chelydra Serpentina. While they typically reside in all types of freshwater habitat within the parks, females will move extensively […]

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