23 August 2015

• Those Turtles Are Diamondback Terrapins

• You can see them in the lower Housatonic River too

“Norwalk's Hoyt Island has been made into a sustainable habitat for its population of northern diamondback terrapin -- a swamp turtle species that became rare in the twentieth century due to over-hunting…

”The terrapins live in the estuary waters between Hoyt and the coastline, venturing onto nearby land to sun themselves, hunt for fish, and spawn.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NorwalkHour

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