Living with Wildlife Workshop

Explore the presence of wildlife in urban settings. This workshop will help people understand how to attract desirable wildlife, and avoid undesirable wildlife damage in and around their homes. We will discuss how to create, enhance, and manage wildlife habitats both in people's backyards and their larger communities. Lincoln Park Zoo on October 20th, from 9 am-12 pm
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Herps of Illinois

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Ouachita Map Turtle

Graptemys ouachitensis

Illinois Natural History
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Ouachita Map Turtles resemble False Map Turtles. They have a yellow blotch behind each eye, another yellow blotch below each eye and a similar yellow blotch below that spot on each mandible.

Ouachita Map Turtle, G. ouachitensis, left, and False Map Turtle, G. pseudogeographica, right, demonstrating the differences in head blotches between the two species. See the accounts for both False Map Turtle, G. pseudogeographica, and Map Turtle, G. geographica, for more detailed descriptions and photographs of these similar species.