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May: Diamondback Terrapins Mating
Episode 75th May 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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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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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 Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.