Bedford Audubon Board Of Elections, Turtle Lecture Set For May 14

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The Bedford Audubon Society is hosting an annual meeting prior to the Katonah Village Library's lecture on Wood Turtles.
The Bedford Audubon Society is hosting an annual meeting prior to the Katonah Village Library's lecture on Wood Turtles. Photo Credit: Contributed

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Bedford Audubon Society is hosting an annual meeting prior to the Katonah Village Library's lecture on Wood Turtles. 

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 and include the nominating committee presentation on the Board Elections in the Garden Room at the Katonah Village Library. The Annual Meeting is open to the public, though only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

The Bedford Audubon will welcome Marnie Miller-Keas for a free public lecture on the movements, growth, and habitat use of head-started and wild juvenile wood turtles at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. There were 17 wood turtle hatchlings collected from monitored nests in 2009 and raised in captivity for 10 to 14 months and then released at their original capture locations. Post-release movements of 12 of the head-started turtles and 9 wild-caught juvenile turtles from the same site were tracked via radio telemetry to determine any significant impacts of the head-starting method.

Miller-Keas holds a B.S. in Biology from Washington State University and a M.S. in Environmental Science from Pace University. She is a Field Biologist at the West Point US Army Garrison Natural Resources Branch, where she monitors and manages wildlife and invasive species, oversees the fishing and hunting program and assists with forest management.

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