Learn more about the Marsh

Utica Marsh Map

Utica Marsh Aerial View

Field Trip Guide

Student research projects

Marsh Bird Checklist

The Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) can be found at the Utica Marsh Usually they can be partially seen (their eyes) swimming through the water. They will leave a trail behind in the duckweed as they go. This snapping turle was seen crossing the trail a short distance from the observation tower. He was on the trail just long enough for us to take a few pictures then he was back to the water.
The Field Trip Guide was designed to help people learn to lead field trips at Utica Marsh. Each topic in it is described independently, so a reader may look through the listing below and choose to read and learn about whatever appeals to him or her.

We continue to learn more ourselves, of course, and to learn from each other, so this booklet will likely be revised and expanded at some future date. We want to remind readers that the precurser volume, A Marsh for All Seasons: Information and Teacher's Guide to Utica Marsh, contains much additional information and youth activities.

Please feel free to download and distribute the guide. The guide is in in PDF format so Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. You may download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here.