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Terrapin Monitoring

June 28 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

Please note, this event is for registered for Nature Initiative members only. To learn more about our youth program, click here.

We will be heading back to the beach to check sites along the walking path in search of nesting female terrapin turtles (Malaclemys terrapin). They usually begin to nest in June- once the sun comes out so should the turtles! If we do see these turtles laying their eggs on the beach, we will be prepared to take the GPS coordinates of where the nests are located, count the number of eggs and protect the nest from predators such as fox and raccoons. We will also tag and take measurements of the turtles before setting them back out. We need your help to monitor the beach and search for terrapins so we can protect their nests!

There will be plenty of sessions to check for nesting terrapins, we never know exactly when they will decide to come out! We will be meeting at West Meadow Beach located on Trustees Road in Stony Brook.




  • Clothing: long pants, high socks, sneakers/closed toed shoes- there will be ticks and poison ivy off the path!
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Hat/bugspray
  • Water bottle


June 28
8:45 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Nature Initiative


West Meadow Beach
Trustees Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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