Blanding's Turtle Research on Ottawa Refuge
In 2019, the Toledo Zoo and the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership put in a total of 10,097 trap nights at 37 sites across northern Ohio, surveying for Blanding’s Turtles. These efforts resulted in the capture of 190 Blanding’s Turtles as well as 634 Snapping Turtles and 2,000 Painted Turtles. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the largest turtle dataset in the state.
Matt Cross, PhD