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Box Turtle Day

  • The North Carolina Arboretum (map)

The third annual Box Turtle Day celebrates North Carolina’s state reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle. Participants can sign up for guided box turtle telemetry hunts, watch live reptile demonstrations, make turtle crafts and follow Shelly the Turtle along the Arboretum’s self-guided TRACK Trail. 

The famous Boykin spaniel “Turtle Dogs” will demonstrate how they are trained to safely find and retrieve box turtles and participants will be able to actively search for turtles around our property to measure, record and release.


Earlier Event: June 7
EXPLORING Reptiles and Amphibians
Later Event: July 27