Approximately 20 years ago we found a Blanding’s Turtle laying eggs beside our driveway. We were super excited because they are an endangered species. Aaron found the babies just as they were hatching so we were able to see them before setting them out to join the pond world.
We haven’t seen a single BT since then, until yesterday. One big girl was hiking through our back yard. We moved her to the front so the dogs couldn’t bother her.
And now tonight, a second turtle is traversing the front yard. They have very different patterns on their tummy shells, so we know they weren’t the same turtle.
It feels good to see them out and about again! 🙂
I didn’t take photos because I didn’t want to stress them. This photo is from a Detroit Zoo website!
And this is pretty much all we saw of the two girls! Good luck out there!
(Another Google Image)