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April 10 Big Muddy Speaker Series in Rocheport

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Common snapping turtle. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Zimmer.

"Missouri River Turtles"

presented by Stephanie Zimmer, graduate research assistant at University of Missouri - Columbia

An approach to shore on the Missouri River is often preceded by the plops of a variety of turtles as they dive into the muddy water. Because of the scale and turbidity of the river, assessing the population and habits of the variety of turtles there is a tough task.

Graduate Assistant biologist Stephanie Zimmer will share with us the different varieties of turtles on the river, what is known about their life cycles and what her research on soft-shell and snapping turtles has shown about their populations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

7 p.m. presentation
lower floor of the Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro 
in Rocheport, MO (directions below)

click here for flier (pdf)»

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! Come early to purchase a great dinner upstairs at the Bistro!

Directions

    Stephanie Zimmer with Spiny Softshell Turtle
  • Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It's the first exit east of the Missouri River.
  • Head north toward Rocheport.
  • After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
  • The presentations are held in the lower level. You can either enter at the restaurant entrance then go down the stairs to your left past the bar, or you can follow the walk to the right of the restaurant and enter through a glass door into the lower level.
  • 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO (click for Google Map)

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