REPTILE lovers will have the opportunity to come out of their shells this weekend with turtles going on show at Wangaratta.
Turtles Australia, an organisation that focuses on the preservation of populations and habitats of Australian freshwater turtles, has lined up volunteer Graham Stockfeld to share his knowledge.
Mr Stockfeld will host two events over the weekend focusing on four different kinds of turtles, including the long necked and River Murray turtle.
Wangaratta Sustainability Network Restoring our Waterways Group co-ordinator Di Farmer said the event was a good time to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the turtle’s habitat.
“A lot of people are interested in coming over the weekend,” she said.
“It will be a great opportunity for education.”
Mr Stockfeld will give a presentation at The Centre on Saturday from 6pm.
The Sunday event starts with a barbecue at noon at Bachelor’s Green followed by a walk with Mr Stockfeld explaining more about the environment turtles live in and the dangers they face.