It's Turtle Time in Tennessee!

  • May 9, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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The Southeast is rich in turtle diversity.  The Volunteer State has 15 species. Of those, the Eastern Box Turtle is the sole terrestrial one we most often encounter. 

The rest of the shell-covered reptiles are primarily aquatic and live in rivers, creeks, ponds, bogs and other wetlands. But all have to leave their watery homes to dig holes and lay their eggs. Typically, that happens May through July when the warm ground can incubate the nursery.

Join education coordinator Michelle Campanis and naturalist, author Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for "Turtle-ology," on Thursday May 9th  - the UT Arboretum Society's May edition of the First Thursday Nature Super Club. This class is free but you must register to receive your Zoom link and the recording. Everyone who registers will receive the recording as well to watch at your convenience. Register at under Programs. 

PHOTO CAPTION: You may see Eastern Box Turtles roaming around your yard or neighborhood in late spring looking for an out of the way place to lay their eggs. Wish them good luck.Photo by Michelle Campanis

Date & Time

Thu, May 9, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

UT Arboretum