Adult female on rocky shore if Lake Huron
Two seen today.
Becoming rare to see due to cold temperatures.
Shell damage; caught in a six-pack ring when it was younger?
Becoming hard to find due to cold.
Becoming difficult to see turtles due to the colder temperatures.
8 seen basking on logs in pond.
Usually common here, only 2 seen this morning due to the colder temperatures and time of the year.
Common/ Not many out today due to cloudy weather.
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus Chrysemys, which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern, and western) evolved during...