Tampa Bay Turtle & Tortoise Society
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Common Musk Turtle
Turtle & Tortoise
March 2020 Issue
Meeting Date: March 14, 2020, starts at 7:00pm.
Guest speaker: Marc Cantos with The TurtleSource.
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President - Ralph Till
Vice President – Mark Randall
Treasurer/Membership - Ralph Till
Secretary/Public Relations - Kim Illum
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Just when we thought the Florida weather would co-operate, BAM! it drops down to super cold
temps again. I trust that everyone has taken appropriate precautions to protect their turtles &
tortoises from the cold.
Last month we had Dr. Jeff Goessling as our speaker. His topic was the Conservation Ecology of the
Gopher Tortoise and I want to thank him for what I thought was an excellent presentation. Thank
Repticon Tampa was a couple of weeks ago, instead of having a table we (Mark Randall & Myself)
helped the USARK team with donations for the first auction held to raise fu