|Female Kestrel (Falco sparverius), graphite and Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), watercolor ©DonnaMiskend|
The Diamondback Terrapin is found in the eastern U.S. coastal habitats in waters that contain some salt such as salt marshes, tidal creeks, estuaries, bays and coves. They come ashore to lay their eggs. Not surprisingly, they are threatened by development, cars as they cross roads to find nesting sites, and pollutants. Rising sea waters are also a factor making the brackish mix of salt + freshwater habitats over saturated with salt. Their diet includes crabs, and are often caught in crab box nets where they drown.
Also included - more mushrooms! Some creature started to make a meal of this one.
|Yellow Bolete (Boletus, sp.), watercolor ©DonnaMiskend|
venue: Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
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accessible by subway: D and 4 to Kingsbridge station or Metro North Fordham station