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Wood Turtles Becoming Active & Mating

After spending the winter hibernating in small streams and rivers, Wood Turtles awaken, become more active, mate (usually in shallow water), and eventually leave the water to begin foraging for food. 67 more words

Reptiles

The Pleistocene Ridge and Valley Reptile Corridor

The composition of reptile and amphibian species living in present day Georgia is almost the same as it was during the late Pleistocene.  This suggests climate change in southeastern North America has been much more moderate compared to the rest of the continent.  1,134 more words

Ontario turtles threatened by poachers

TORONTO – Turtle populations in southern Ontario are under threat from poachers, who are selling the critters on the black market.

Researcher Ron Brooks says there are no statistics on the exact numbers of turtles involved. 98 more words

News

Happy World Turtle Day!

Today’s a big day around our house — it’s World Turtle Day. American Tortoise Rescue created WTD  in 2000 as an “annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.” This year I’m going to introduce you to Woody, a North American wood turtle ( 403 more words

Nature Art

Ornate Wood Turtles, Rhinoclemmys pulcherriema manni

I’d been a turtle keeper for a number of years and had a large collection of rescued Sliders, Cooters and Map turtles when I spotted an advert for a juvenile male Rhinoclemmys p. 690 more words

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Wood Turtles -- Aquatic & Terrestrial, Depending on the Season

The Wood Turtle’s (Glyptemys insculpta) common name comes from the resemblance of each segment of its top shell, or carapace, to the cross-section of a tree complete with radiating growth rings. 130 more words

Insects