Nature Walks – Turtle Day

We have two kinds of turtles that are residents of our ponds; Red-Eared Sliders and Snapping Turtles. Sometimes we only see one kind and not the other. But this time, they were both out, sunning themselves and enjoying their day.

The Red-Eared Slider. Sometimes we only see their heads popping up above the water’s surface. But sometimes they come completely out too. The Red-Eared Sliders are not big turtles. They usually range about 6-8 inches in diameter. They have a distinctive red stripe that goes down from their ears and down their necks, hence their name. They tend to be a little more shy than the bigger Snapping Turtles.

The Snapping Turtles. These turtles get pretty big and rumor has it some are over 100+ years old. The bigger they get, the older they are. They look like ancient prehistoric dinosaurs. They too can be a bit elusive, but they also like to make their presence known.

Every day our lakes are different. You just never know who is going to stop by for a visit. Everyday is an adventure. I love living around our lakes.

Have a great day and take it all in. Today is a gift and tomorrow is unknown.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “Nature Walks – Turtle Day”

  1. They are amazing creatures, and a friend has a turtle in their back yard. What personalities. **Once, a year ago, while fishing, I hooked a turtle (We were trout fishing.). I was not happy. Carefully, I extracted the hook, but from that point forward, brought clippers to debarb one should it ever happen again. We’ve read some on them.

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