Since February, we’ve noticed a Florida Box Turtle roaming the yard. Over the past few weeks, she’s been omnipresent and not exactly camera-shy, posing for great close-ups:
Here she is yesterday, setting off on an excursion:
Although I’m not certain, I think “our” turtle is carrying eggs! She’s been spending most of her time circling this spot in the sideyard and using her hind legs as excavators:
A few days ago, this site was better obscured, but my landscaper cut the lawn and trimmed the hedges today, leaving it very exposed. Poor little eggs may not last very long. 😦
If I see any hatchlings, I’ll let you know…..we can join the mother in a happy dance!!
- Weekly Challenge: Hands (atreegrowsinbklyn.wordpress.com)
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- World Turtle Day May 23rd Every Year (ecology.com)