Learn about box turtle conservation at Morrisville’s Lake Crabtree Park, then join park staff on a survey for these reptiles Saturday.
Learn about box turtle conservation at Morrisville’s Lake Crabtree Park, then join park staff on a survey for these reptiles Saturday. 2005 News & Observer File Photo newsobserver.com
Learn about box turtle conservation at Morrisville’s Lake Crabtree Park, then join park staff on a survey for these reptiles Saturday. 2005 News & Observer File Photo newsobserver.com

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