TURTLE TRACKS

"ARIZONA JONES' TRACKS"

Arizona Jones is an adult female Eastern Box Turtle. She was found in July 2009 by Alie, a guest of Earthshine who found her near the High Ropes course.

Allie, in green, found Arizona Jones while we were searching for Catherine, whom all the children are holding.

Later that day the children helped me attach a radio transmitter to AJ's shell.

The next day Arizona Jones was released in the exact spot where Alie found her.

UPDATE: AJ has been retired and released into her home range without a transmitter. Read more about it on her last tracking day report by clicking her photo below.


AJ's stats are as follows:

Found on 7-7-09

Location: Earthshine Mountain Lodge

Weight: 450g

Maximum Carapace Length: 123.5mm

Total Plastron Length: 120mm

Age: 22+ years old.

Habitat where AJ was found: on trail in mixed hardwood forest approx. 50 feet from grassy field.

ID marked marginals: BJO.

To view AJ's 2009 tracking map in a new window just click HERE

NOTE: Distances and locations on the map are approximate. Exact location information will not be posted on this site due to possible poaching/trespass issues.

Observational data, movies and photos collected each time AJ is located will be posted through the link below.

AJ's Tracks Tracking Logs

If you would like to view AJ's previous tracking days just click the photo link below to go to the ARIZONA JONES' TRACKS track logs. Each tracking day has its own page for easier viewing. On each page you will find the detail data of each tracking day, photos and a often a short video of AJ's position at the time of location. If you remember the date you tracked AJ with me just search the log for your date to easily find information from the day of your turtle tracking adventure!

Click on the below photo to go to AJ's tracking day index.


Please return often because as this study unfolds, I will update this page with more data, photos and movies documenting the journeys of Arizona Jones the Eastern Box Turtle.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of The Earthshine Turtle Tracks program.


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