april, 2019

10aprAll DayHappy Gopher Tortoise DayCelebrate the Gopher Tortoise


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Gopher Tortoise

The Gopher Tortoise, a local keystone species, is recognized with its own special day every April 10th. The Gopher Tortoise is so named for its ability to dig large, deep burrows. Their burrows provide protection for other species in the ecosystem, making the Gopher Tortoise essential in its community. The Gopher Tortoise is protected both federally and by the state. Come explore Graham Creek Nature Preserve and see if you can spot this local VIP.


All Day (Wednesday)