Turtle Time in the Northland

It doesn’t matter where we go, we see turtles going to lay eggs, laying eggs or where they’ve already laid eggs.

Some do it in the middle of the road.


Some on the edge of the road.P1110423P1110426

Some don’t like having their picture taken and try to run away.P1110393painted turtle by driveway (3)P1110392

There are turtles out on the little island in the pond.  They hang out there, laying eggs and even let the wood duck join their party.


These two like their privacy along the edge of the pond.P1110471

This one has a face only its mother could love.P1110403


texwisgirl said...

wow. you've got a lot of snappers there! i sure hope they don't snack on baby wood ducks later in the season! and i always remark when I see turtles from up north - how clean and shiny their shells are. down here in Texas, with our not-so-severe winters, their shells are caked in algae.

Beth said...

Awesome photos! The last one he appears ready to jump right out of the picture.

Elaine said...

I never knew this about turtles, you continue to teach me new things about life in the Northland.

Peaceful said...

Heaven! Absolute Heaven!!
I love turtles-I cannot believe all the different species you have right there!

Cindy said...

That is alot of snappers..and I agree they are in deep South Texas with the drought going on and this horrible heat..their shells are dusty and cracked looking. I will say it...around here they are shot to keep from eating the fish in the tanks..and killing the ducks.I haven't killed one since I was in High School and it broke my heart so I won't shoot them anymore!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Nancy said...

The last photo is great. A picture worth ah thousand words.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

Turtles, turtles, everywhere and no soup to be found, lol. Great pictures.

Sherry said...

Love the stories you write along with your pictures. You don't happen to watch the housewives shows do you? I ask because you said turtle time. I love those shows. Wouldn't want to be a friend of any of them but I like watching them.

Cindy said...

No Sherry I don't watch that show, but now I wonder about what turtle time has to do with them...or maybe not! LOL