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Thinking outside, the box

Weltz Park was fairly alive with turtle action this spring. From large to small, the ever thoughtful-looking Eastern box turtles popped up in various spots along the meadow & main entrance paths. The bigger one here shows the red eye … Continue reading

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Boxer sorts

With a few chinks in his shelly armor, this Eastern box turtle looked as though he’d been around the block a few times. (May be the same turtle seen in that park last year.)

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Shell sprach

Isolated to a small subsection, the bright yellow shell pattern of this Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) suggests a primitive painting, dotted and dashed with characters of a forgotten language, or perhaps the handprints of the artist.

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