On May 30th, about 4:30 pm, our first Painted Turtle laid her eggs in the sandy soil on the side of our driveway. She arrived about 3:30 in the pouring rain and made two attempts to dig a hole in the large gravelled turning circle, but the surface covering proved too difficult for her so she finally made her way up the drive to look for a more favourable site. She must have been very tired after all that exertion!

Stephenie Armstrong, Warsaw

Painted Turtle nesting (Rick Stankiewicz)

Painted Turtle nesting (Rick Stankiewicz)

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.