Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society


Saturday, January 21, 2017 (Members only) - "Show & Shell" - See your email for details.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (Open to Public) - Richard Seigel, from the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University will present “Ecology and conservation of Gopher Tortoises at the Kennedy Space Center." The talk will summarize 35 years of data on this charismatic “ecological engineer” in one of the most interesting protected habitats in North America. Dr. Seigel will review the status of the population, some of the threats the tortoises face even when the habitat is protected, and what current studies on sea level rise tell us about the likely fate of this population.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (Open to Public) - Sandy Barnett, President of the Rio Grande Turtle & Tortoise Club, will present, "The Secret Life of the Desert Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata luteola: Adaptions and Associations." Sandy will discuss the behavioral and physiological adaptions that make it possible for a species that loves moisture, high humidity, and moderate temperatures to thrive in the harsh deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico. She also will give her insights into the species' captive husbandry. 

August 2017 (Members only) - Annual picnic TBD - Check your email for details.in early Summer 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (Open to Public) - 

Meetings & Events

.Dedicated to the conservation and care of turtles and tortoises.

World of Pets Expo takes place at the Timonium (MD) Fairgrounds on January 27-29, 2017. Join MATTS as we educate the public!.​

All-Maryland Reptile Show takes place in Havre de Grace Maryland from 9 AM to 3 PM. For directions, follow the link to their website. Dates for 2017 include: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 6/3, 7/8. 8/12, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4 & 12/16


.​Hamburg Reptile Show - Northwestern Berks Reptile Show takes place in Hamburg, PA. Come discover one of the largest Reptile Shows on the East Coast.. Dates for 2017 include 2/25/17, 4/22/17, 6/10/17, 8/5/17, 10/21/17, and 12/2/17.

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Other Events of Interest

MATTS Meeting Schedule

MATTS meetings are open to the public. We look forward to having you attend! All meetings are held on Saturdays at the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Banneker Museum in Catonsville.

The Banneker Museumis located at 300 Oella Avenue in Catonsville, Maryland. The museum is located on 142 acres of stream valley woodland. The park is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife habitat and the preservation of the natural history of the land. This historic park features panoramic nature trails, archaeological sites and living history areas, which recreate the colonial farm and life of the Banneker family who purchased the land in 1734.

See map for details and directions. Please park in front and use the main entrance.

Members arrive at 6:00pm   -   Meeting begins at 7:00pm   -   Speakers from 7:30pm-8:30pm