Outdoor Murfreesboro hosts World Turtle Day celebration at Barfield Crescent Park

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Outdoor Murfreesboro hosts World Turtle Day celebration at Barfield Crescent Park

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On Saturday afternoon, a celebration of World Turtle Day was hosted at Barfield Crescent Park by Outdoor Murfreesboro, the outdoor programs division of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. The festivities were intended to inform citizens of Rutherford County about the ecosystem they live in and to specifically address problems facing the local population of box turtles, as the species, Terrapene carolina , is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as threatened with a conservation status of “vulnerable.”

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