WEL Fun at Blanding’s

Our next adventure took us to the North side of Chicago in Lake County were we met up with our Blanding's Team, John and Lauren, to help out for the week and do a little team bonding. We worked with the Blanding's Turtle, an endangered aquatic turtle species, that looks like it's always smiling because [...]

By | 2017-08-09T10:09:30+00:00 July 17th, 2017|2017, Aquatic Turtles, Box Turtle Team|0 Comments

Let’s go to Lake County

Welcome to our blog where we will be sharing our experiences this summer as we work with the Lake County Forest Preserve District to assess Blanding’s turtle health! As part of Dr. Matt Allender’s Wildlife Epidemiology Lab we have the opportunity to monitor and evaluate Illinois’ largest known population of Blanding’s turtles in a small [...]

By | 2017-08-09T10:09:31+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Blandings Turtle Blog, Turtles|0 Comments

Blanding’s Turtle Research

Blanding's Turtle Research I am excited to be spending my final summer break of veterinary school hiking through forest preserves looking for turtles. As part of Dr. Allender’s Wildlife Epidemiology Lab and along with Dr. Dana Lindemann, the first-year zoo resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, I am completing a project [...]

By | 2017-08-09T10:09:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|2016, Animals, Aquatic Turtles, Dogs, Turtle Dogs, Turtles|0 Comments