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May 2016

Monday Mystery Answered

Last week, I asked: What kind of turtles are these, photographed these turtles on the 800px-Northern_Map_Turtle_range_mapDelaware River on Saturday near Upper Black Eddy, Pa., and how did they get their name? 

They are Northern Map Turtles, and the patterns on their shells resemble maps.

Note the distribution map on right (which does not remeble the maps on their shells). The turtle has a unique disjunct population on the Delaware River.

More on Northern Map Turtles here.

Stiles Thomas, Celery Farm Marsh Warden Emeritus, Honored

Mayor Liz White, Stiles, Mike, Borough Director of Operations Ron Kistner

Stiles Thomas, a World War II veteran and the man who was instrumental in saving the Celery Farm, was honored by the Borough of Allendale.

Marsh Warden Mike Limatola introduced Stiles, and Mike, Mayor Liz White and Borough Director of Operations Ron Kistner showed Stiles the bronze plaque that will be placed on a bench in Memorial Park.

A great job by all. Congratulations, Stiles! Richly deserved.  


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    Mike shows Stiles the plaque
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    Lillian Thomas, Laurie Wheatley, Stiles Thomas
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