We were taking a walk on the trail at Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet on Cape Cod when I saw this Green Crab in the sand.
The closer I got, the fiercer he looked!
As you drive into the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod, you see a “Slow Turtle Crossing” sign. There are a lot of turtles at the sanctuary and the staff and volunteers do an incredible job helping the Terrapins during the off-season.
These two turtles were lazing in the sun on a log on Silver Springs Pond.
Did you know that Box Turtles are exclusively North American and occupy the eastern United States? They have a hinged lower shell that can almost completely close up. Did you know that the Box Turtle burrows almost 2 feet down in the earth in October or November until April?
I didn’t know any of these fact until I looked them up. Pretty cool.
I happened to see this colorful little guy crossing the road right in front of my new home. Welcome, little Box Turtle!
From bugling Bull Elk to Box Turtles… new adventures!