Painted Turtle – 7/6/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/6/11
Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond outflow pool
Common Name: Painted Turtle
Scientific Name: Chrysemys picta
Comments: I found this specimen on the dam, so I photographed it and then put it back in the water. In June, painted turtles lay their eggs in holes they dig with their hind legs in sunny patches of sandy soil.
More Information: Wikipedia