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Reptile and Amphibian ‘Critter Camp’ at Friends School this Summer

May 31, 2015

Those of us who were there will never forget the look of wonder on the faces of the children who witnessed the release of the five baby snapping turtles into the Orme Park creek this spring. The turtles were five out of thirty who survived against the steepest of odds, thanks to the efforts of…

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Orme Park Turtle Release a Success!

April 26, 2015

We had a successful release of five turtle hatchlings at Orme Park today. With a crowd of about 40 on hand (including many fascinated children) Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Mark Mandica led the event, allowing the children to touch and handle the turtles before they were released. You’ll remember that Mandica and his staff, along with…

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Say Hello to the Orme Park Turtles!

October 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Lola Carlisle for the pictures included in this article. Sometimes good things happen to people who wait. Other times they happen to people who take action. In June, VaHi resident Paige Cucchi and her husband Sean witnessed a snapping turtle laying her eggs in the middle of the walking path on…

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