8 degrees c sunny
Midland Painted Turtle Hatchling found deceased crossing the pavement near the pole barn at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm maintenance office. Nest location unknown.
13 degrees c sunny basking
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...