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Title:Surveys for Spotted and Blanding's Turtles for Ducere LLC in Lockport, Illinois
Author(s):Feng, Christina Y.; Dreslik, Michael J.
Subject(s):Turtles surveys
Geographic Coverage:Lockport, IL
Abstract:We set traps at 64 trap locations for 251.48 trap days (5,853.28 trap hours) and captured 19 turtles (18 from traps, one from VES) of 13 individuals. Of these, 16 captures (10 individuals) were Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta), and three were Common Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina). An additional nine Painted Turtles were observed basking at Wetland 8 during VES. We did not capture or observe any Spotted or Blanding’s Turtles. We captured all turtles at Wetlands 4 and 8. Environmental conditions varied considerably (AT: 7.5-30 °C; WT: 5.4-27 °C) during trapping but never exceeded the bounds of activity. Other species observed or captured in traps, included crayfish, Eastern Mudminnows (Umbra pygmaea), other fishes, Green Frogs (Lithobates clamitans), American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus), American Toads (Anaxyrus americanus), and Northern Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon). We noted counts of each species but did not take measurements.
Issue Date:2015-06-01
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2015 (12)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/77887
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Ducere LLC
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-06-03
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