Bog turtles are elusive creatures, difficult to find in summer and hidden in hibernation during the winter. As the smallest and most rare turtles in the United States, the largest bog turtle ever found measured only 4.5 inches. They are listed as "Threatened" by the Endangered Species Coalition.
By placing transmitters on turtles within the park, Parkway biologists and managers stand to learn a great deal about the habits and life of this threatened species. The project complements the Parkway’s budding efforts to restore crucial wetlands.
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