Monday, May 28, 2018

Painted Turtles

I am used to seeing a first spring Painted Turtle sometime in April, however I think that the flooding we have had this spring was a negative influence to the turtles crawling up out of the very, very deep water to sun themselves  There was very little on or near the water's surface for them to rest upon while sunning themselveson land or a rock.  Now that the waters have gone down I am able to detect a shiny shell now and then in the sun's glare and this weekend I got pictures of turtles climbing out of the water to a land surface. In the picture below are three painted turtles.  You can easily see two turtles coming out of the water,  but search for the third and you can see its head just showing above the water near the bottom right of the picture Its about an inch  to the left of the turtle  to the far right. Today I shall return to that location and look for it again.

The Painted turtle is very colourful, thus its name.  Below as the turtle crawls out from the water you can see some if its red markings on its shell and the yellow striping on its head and neck!
Looking for another sunny day today which will create the right conditions for more Painted turtle hunting.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

1 comment:

eileeninmd said...


I love the turtles, these are pretty too. Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your day and new week ahead.