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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