Reinke Lab



The end of June marked the end of the 2019 field season! We caught a record number of painted turtles this year and celebrated the Tenth Anniversary with a cookout well-attended by the community. Thanks to all who attended and especially to those Turtle Team members who flew in for the celebration! Our turtle total was 277 unique turtles with 118 recaptures. We also had the official launch of the Adopt-a-Turtle Program. Check it out if you’re interested in hearing about how much an individual turtle grows each year!

2019 Field Season

Ten Year Turtle Team wearing matching t-shirts

New Job

Starting this August, Dr. Beth Reinke will be an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Northeastern Illinois University. Get in touch if you’re in the Midwest and are interested in collaborations!


Turtle Party!

This June marks the TENTH YEAR of the long-term mark-recapture turtle study on Lac Courte Oreilles. Join us at a community cookout on June 29th, 2019. Contact Beth and see flier below for more details.



In early May, Beth had the honor of being a part of a special conference called Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior. Thirty+ early career women gathered to discuss new directions in the field, the challenges of navigating academia, and the power of peer and mentor support.

The Ten Year Turtle Party Cookout and Games. June 29th, 2pm (rain date June 30th). Meet the researchers and learn about why we study the turtles of LCO!