Juvenile AOR on Tilman Road. Imaged only. GTS 1328.
DOR on Tilman Road. Imaged only. GTS 1329.
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.
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...