Scientific name: Chordata: Reptilia: Testudinata: Chelydridae: Chelydra serpentina
Common Name: Common Snapping Turtle
Date: 24 June 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Lebanon State Forest
Keywords: A FEre gray turtle Lebanon State Forest Pine Barrens
April Hughes (naturalist, photographer, and teacher) is holding parts of carapaces from two Common Snapping Turtles in the nature center of Lebanon State Forest, New Jersey.
Another common name for this species is Snapping Turtle.
Lebanon State Forest is in central New Jersey, U.S., in the beautiful pine barrens, a large area of Pitch Pine, other kinds of forests, and many other wildlife-rich habitats.
It contains 32,012 acres of protected habitats which include bogs, Pitch Pine and Oak forest, ponds, streams, and Atlantic White Cedar swamps.
The Forest has thousands of species including two endangered liliad species and one rush (Juncus) species.
Before the 1800s. The area which is now Lebanon State Forest was covered with vast areas of Atlantic White Cedar and other tree species.
1800s. The Lebanon Glass Works felled all of the useable trees in this area.
1867. The Glass Works abandoned its factory after using all nearby trees.
1908. The State of New Jersey started acquiring the land which has become Lebanon State Forest.
1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps planted trees in the Forest.
1908-present. New Jersey managed and is managing the forest and allowing native organisms to flourish.
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