Nine teensy turkles! Last June I watched the mama turtle lay her eggs in the west yard, out by our big sign. I marked it with little sticks so I could find it this spring. But what with mowing and limbs falling and all I lost my markers.
Last month I just couldn’t wait any longer, so I took the shovel and went out looking for the nest. I dug very carefully all up and down where I thought it was and couldn’t find anything.i almost gave up, but I tried one more spot and AHA!
I will keep one or two of the smaller ones and let the rest go into ponds or the river.
Here are the smallest and the largest.