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Chesapeake Almanac - Chesapeake Bay Foundation EPISODE 7, 5th May 2021
May: Diamondback Terrapins Mating

May: Diamondback Terrapins Mating

You can start finding diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) around the Chesapeake Bay region in May, when they emerge from their winter hibernation under the mud to mate and simply absorb spring's warmth and sunshine. In this episode, John Page Williams shares the species' history along the Chesapeake and the challenges they continue to face.

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Chesapeake Almanac is provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving the Bay through Education, Advocacy, Litigation, and Restoration. Find out more at cbf.org.

These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Amazon.com. Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.