Time for Turtles and Other Local Fauna

A painted turtle at SOFO.

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) has a full-slate of online nature programs coming up to keep you entertained and educated during these days of quarantine.

On Wednesday, May 19, at 4 p.m., join SOFO’s Environmental Educator Jackie Avignone as she presents “Turtle Time,” a discussion on the turtles of the South Fork. In her presentation, Avignone will explore some of the unique characteristics of local species and their habitats, including diamondback terrapins, box turtles, snapping turtles and painted turtles.

On Thursday, May 28, at 4 p.m. Environmental Educator Paul King III offers “Camouflage in Nature,” an exploration of how defense mechanisms allows organisms to disguise their appearance and blend in with the surroundings while concealing their locations and movements.

More programs are coming up in June, including a four-week Zoom presentation titled “Erik the Reptile Guy & His Reptile Adventures!” For details on all programs, visit sofo.org.