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||The Chicago Turtle Club was founded in
1988 to serve the needs of turtle and tortoise enthusiasts of all ages
who seek more information or help in maintaining the well being,
safety, and environment of their turtles or tortoises. CTC membership
is open to all with an interest in turtles or tortoises. To learn more
about CTC membership, swim on over to the About
the CTC Page.
Fall Turtle & Tortoise Show
Calling all turtle enthusiasts to the Fall CTC Turtle
and Tortoise Extravaganza where CTC members and friends will exhibit
favorite turtles & tortoises.
- See a large number of unusual turtles and tortoises.
- Free information and care sheets.
- Experienced turtle mavens will answer your questions
selection, housing, and husbandry.
- See turtles perform remarkable feats of daring and
intelligence . . . well not really - but they are cute and fun to watch.
- Bring your speediest box turtle to the outdoor
box turtle race-weather permitting.
The public, children, and turtles are cordially
invited. No turtle experience necessary.
You need not need to be a member to exhibit your turtle, but please
transport your turtle safely and exhibit in clean and healthful
Free admission and
Sunday, September 20
1:00 PM 'til 3:30 PM ( Turtle Set-up begins at Noon)
North Park Village Nature
Center Classroom or on the deck and grounds
- weather permitting!
5801 North Pulaski Road -
For more information, e-mail Chicagoturtle@geocities.com
Herpetological Society Meeting: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum located
at Fullerton and Cannon Drive, Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 pm
Chicago Turtle Club Events
|Scary Turtle Day
|Turtle Memorabilia and Kitsch Show
|The Holidays Potluck Party
member Jim Walker shares his
Galapagos adventure. Click
for a sampling of Jim's Galapagos photographs.
At the July meeting, CTC members
presented their favorite turtle keeping tips. Click for a
turtle tips summary.
In June, the Chicago Turtle Club
enjoyed a guided tour of its home, the North Park Village Nature
Center. Our thanks to Mr. Robert Porter for an entertaining and
informative walking tour. Click to
view tour photos.
Kirsten Kranz joined a host of volunteers in Florida to triage over
confiscated turtles that had poured into a local rescue facility as a
of a massive Asian turtle confiscation. She presented her reflections
those hectic Florida days at April's Chicago Turtle Club meeting. Click
here to view her photos of the rescue.
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