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Winter Lecture Series

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Our Rare Blanding’s Turtles: There is Nothing Bland About Them


Callie Klatt Golba, master’s student at Northern Illinois University will talking about her work

with Blanding’s turtles in Lake County, Illinois and the nearby Nachusa Grasslands. 

Blanding’s Turtles, best known for their bright yellow chin and wide smile, are globally

endangered semi-aquatic turtles, with a geographic distribution centered around the Great

Lakes.  Learn more about these unique turtles and the exciting conservation efforts taking

place in Illinois.

The Byron Forest Preserve District’s popular five week Winter Lecture Series will begin on Sunday afternoons starting February 11 at 2:00 pm at the national award winning Jarrett Prairie Center Museum. This year’s free Winter Lecture Series are co-sponsored by Excelon and the Byron Forest Preserve District.  There is no advance registration required for these hour long programs.  Contact the Byron Forest Preserve District at 815 234-8535 extension 200 for more information or visit their website at  

Location : Jarrett Prairie Center


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