Friday, September 21, 2012

Baby Box Turtle

This little bundle of joy emerged from our lawn two days ago. We'd found an Eastern Box Turtle wondering our yard earlier in the spring. As it turns out, females leave from the forest each spring to locate open fields to lay their egg(s). And as it again turns out, the eggs don't hatch until late summer, early autumn.

Isn't it cute? (still too early to tell if it's a boy or girl.)