Chrysemys pictaThe afternoon shine off this wet carapace alerted us to this Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) at Great Swamp NWR.Chrysemys pictaThe swamp is waking after its winter slumbers.Chrysemys pictaNot even any Skunk Cabbage in evidence, but was it ever mild, nearly 60. Chrysemys pictaThat sun must feel good to a turtle. And the frogs, too, were starting to celebrate. A couple of Spring Peepers sang out. Talk of the heralds of the spring!GSNWR

1 Response to “Turtlelicious”

  1. 1 Paul Lamb March 9, 2016 at 5:16 am

    My Ozark forest and lake were waking early this year too.

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