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Haylie Serlin, 10, of Dix Hills, found an

Haylie Serlin, 10, of Dix Hills, found an Eastern Box turtle during the Turtle Walk at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. (May 26, 2012) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown held its annual Turtle Walk to allow local families to locate Eastern Box turtles that call the area their home, while learning more about them and saving them from being crushed by cars.

A presentation at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

A presentation at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown gets guests familiar with its annual Turtle Walk, which allows families to learn more about Eastern Box Turtles and how to protect them. (May 26, 2012)

Dylan Serlin, 8, of Dix Hills, found the
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Dylan Serlin, 8, of Dix Hills, found the first Eastern Box turtle during the Turtle Walk at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. (May 26, 2012)

Haylie Serlin, 10, of Dix Hills, found an
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Haylie Serlin, 10, of Dix Hills, found an Eastern Box turtle during the Turtle Walk at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. (May 26, 2012)

Haylie Serlin, 10, of Dix Hills, and her
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Haylie Serlin, 10, of Dix Hills, and her brother Dylan Serlin, 8, found this Eastern Box turtle hidding in the grass during the Turtle Walk at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. (May 26, 2012)

AJ Clausen Weinstein, 3, of Kings Park, and
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

AJ Clausen Weinstein, 3, of Kings Park, and Samantha Schlossberg, 4, of Commack, found this Eastern Box turtle at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown during its annual Turtle Walk. (May 26, 2012)

Sweetbriar Nature Center volunteer and board member Cathy
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Sweetbriar Nature Center volunteer and board member Cathy Weinstein helped her son AJ Clausen Weinstein, 3, of Kings Park, and Samantha Schlossberg, 4, of Commack, find this Eastern Box turtle at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown during its annual Turtle Walk. (May 26, 2012)

Visitors look for Eastern Box Turtles at the
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Visitors look for Eastern Box Turtles at the Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, during its annual Turtle Walk. (May 26, 2012)

Youngsters get down to the business of locating
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Youngsters get down to the business of locating Eastern Box Turtles at the Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. (May 26, 2012)

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, the host of
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, the host of the annual Turtle Walk, designed to educate visitors about turtles and ways to protect them. (May 26, 2012)

Maya Smith, 7, of Kings Park, at right,
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Maya Smith, 7, of Kings Park, at right, and Kendell Wittneben, 8, of Kings Park, Girl Scouts fromTroop 2973, walk through the garden to their designated field during the Turtle Walk at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. (May 26, 2012)

Charlotte Ciavarella, 2, of Centereach, made an Eastern
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Charlotte Ciavarella, 2, of Centereach, made an Eastern Box turtle out of an egg crate at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown during its annual Turtle Walk. (May 26, 2012)

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