[Bristol-Birds] Bern Tryon
- From: "Todd and Lynn Eastin" <eastin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Bristol Birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 03:35:57 -0400
Many birders have crossed paths with the "Turtle Man" in the bogs of Shady Valley since 1987. On Friday, May 6, Bern Tryon passed on at his home in Kodak, TN. His work in Shady Valley, at Ripshin Bog in Carter County, and at the Knoxville Zoo has set the standard nationwide for efforts to preserve the Bog Turtle. In 2009 he received the first lifetime achievement award given by Turtle Survival Alliance for his work in captive breeding and reintroduction of this smallest and most rare turtle in North America. Later this month, there will be a celebration of life gathering in Shady Valley in memory of Bern.
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