2008 Summer Season and Hibernation
Turtle M1 and M2 hibernation site locations. Both were found crossing the road in the summer of 2008 and tracked into hibernaton in the fall, and out again in the spring of 2009. The M1 site was in a sheltered flat area, the M2 site near the top of the ridge, north facing slightly, very deep, and moderatly sheltered.
The 70+ degree temperature highs spikes in the chart data are errors due to placement of the temperature logger sensors that recorded false readings as sunflecks or direct sunlight hit the sensor. This area does experience 60's and higher temperatures during the winter months but these spikes are likely anomolies. Subsequent years temperature logging corrected these types of placement errors.
Daily low air temperatures logged are accurate, as are soil day and night temperatures.
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