Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) Wetland Habitat: an Emphasis on Soil Properties

  title={Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) Wetland Habitat: an Emphasis on Soil Properties},
  author={Jeffrey B. Feaga and James Anthony Burger and Carola A Haas},
ABSTRACT: Bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) access saturated wetland soils and move through them to thermoregulate, find cover, and hibernate. Variability in the physical properties of the soil that affects suitability for turtle use is little understood. We identified dominant soil series and measured soil organic carbon (SOC) content and particle size in the top 18 cm of surface soils from Southwestern Virginia wetlands frequently used by bog turtles and similar wetlands not known to be… CONTINUE READING

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