Painted Turtles – 5/3/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/3/20

Observation Time: 10:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: Painted Turtle

Scientific Name: Chrysemys picta

Comments: Turtles are cold-blooded. These painted turtles were sunning themselves on a log to escape the chilly water. In June, painted turtles lay their eggs in holes they dig with their hind legs in sunny patches of sandy soil.

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