Welcome to Turtle’s Crossing. I am happy that you have found my blog and I hope that if the topics you find within resonate with you that you will converse or provide feedback on my posts.
When not writing this blog or attempting to function as a parent, I spend most of my time during the day as a wetland scientist and regulatory project manager in Concord MA where I have worked for 11 years. I have a degree in Fisheries Science and after over a decade with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found myself changing course based on new and developing interests. I am a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists (AMWS), CT Association of Wetland Scientists (CAWS) and a recent corporate member of the Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA) with Cascade Designs Inc. I am also an avid gardener, especially for wildlife, and a volunteer with the Chelmsford Conservation Commission in my home town of Chelmsford, MA. This blog is the convergence of many of my personal and professional interests and experiences. In it I hope to share my love of the natural environment with you all and perhaps even excite some of you to consider inviting mother nature’s creatures into your own back yard.
I look forward to sharing my journey with you!
P.s – Oh, and this is the part where I add the requisite disclaimer. Although I attempt to ensure that the information I include in my blog is technically accurate and supported by reliable scientific reference, any and all mistakes are mine and mine alone. Any opinions that I express are also mine alone, and not representative of my employer, the Chelmsford Conservation Commission or any other organization or collaborative partner with which I may be affiliated.