24 5 / 2014

Here’s my belated contribution to World Turtle Day. A few years ago I was on a plant survey deep in the woods, and I almost tripped over a weird little dome of leaves. It was a temporary nest, called a form, of an eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina) who was beating the midday heat with a nap. Aww. Poachers often snatch these turtles for the pet trade; here are a few ways to help turtles.

Here’s my belated contribution to World Turtle Day. A few years ago I was on a plant survey deep in the woods, and I almost tripped over a weird little dome of leaves. It was a temporary nest, called a form, of an eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina) who was beating the midday heat with a nap. Aww. Poachers often snatch these turtles for the pet trade; here are a few ways to help turtles.

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