Wellness Check for Tilden Park Turtles

3/13/2022; 2 minutes

Tilden Park's Jewel Lake is home to a community of Western pond turtles, a species that is struggling to survive the combined threats of climate change, habitat loss and competition from red-eared slider turtles. Former UC Berkeley postdoctoral scholar Max Lambert is part of a team of wildlife experts who spent much of the pandemic checking in on the health of the Bay Area's Western pond turtles, including those at Jewel Lake. (#37841)

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