World Turtle Day

Today is World Turtle Day, which I admit I only knew because I follow The Wildlife Center of Virginia on twitter and they’ve been talking about it for the last two days. But knowing that it was I was delighted to run into a box turtle crossing my path as soon as I got to Occoquan Bay NWR this morning!

Then, whoa, a few minutes later another turtle ambled up!

But my favorite was the painted turtle that slowly approached me down the closed portion of the trail where the eagle nest is:

He was awesome!

Unfortunately, eaglets (who were the reason I was at the eagle nest) apparently don’t celebrate World Turtle Day as they were nowhere to be seen this morning, but the abundance of turtles made up for it!


  1. caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy Said,

    May 23, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    world turtle day!! cool!

  2. Jain Said,

    May 24, 2014 @ 3:52 am

    It’s crazy that you saw so many on World Turtle Day! They must have been out celebrating!

  3. Mr. W Said,

    May 24, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    World Turtle Day huh?

    I hope most celebrate it by photographing them and not making turtle soup. (Hey maybe you could post a mock-turtle soup recipe for World Mock-Turtle Day!

    I believe that you saw so many turtles because your mind was focused on turtles (due to multiple reminder emails from the turtle lobbyists), I propose you celebrate World vegan donut day and keep an eye out for new vegan donut shops!

    So much fun to see the world through your eyes, photos and recipes, thanks for sharing!

    Mr W.

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