few basking on logs mid-morning
Lovely weather today -- wish I could have spent all day outside! Instead, I had lots to do in the office, so I only went out a little bit.
on log, below and right of egret
Trachemys scripta elegans—Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
supposed to get into 70s today and for several days, looks like the turtles feel it
This observation to document this turtle on our place.
Best shots I could get at the time... had to leave to participate in a plant survey.
The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as the red-eared terrapin, is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of the pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and is also popular as a pet in the rest of the world. It has, therefore, become the most commonly-traded turtle in the world. It is native to the southern United States and northern Mexico, but...