Phillip the Box Turtle, photo by Kevin Povenz
May 23rd is World Turtle Day, created by the good people at American Tortoise Rescue to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.
Every year I’m happy to report that one of the most popular features on Michigan in Pictures remains Know Your Michigan Turtles that I wrote back in 2013 and have added to through the years with photos and articles about every one of Michigan’s 10 native turtle species including Eastern Box Turtles.
Kevin took this at the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids and you can click that link to learn all about them and the wildlife you can see there. View the photo bigger and see more in his Animals photo album.
3 thoughts on “Happy World Turtle Day from Phillip the Box Turtle!”
Ahhh… the annual World Turtle Day post from Farlane appears in my IN box! Which means that even if all is not right with the world, a little bit of it is. And what a beautiful photo!
We do our little part for the turtles by making sure they don’t get hit by vehicles on the road. Whenever I see a turtle in its way across, I stop in a safe spot and carry it off the road in the direction it was heading. I keep a blanket in the trunk just in case it’s an angry turtle.
I just love seeing groups of turtles hanging around on logs in rural ponds.