Nature Study Journal Entry for week of August 27-31, 2012
We studied up on box turtles by reading Box Turtle at Long Pond and discussed how we rescued one that had fallen in the spring at Meramac Springs Park where the large fish are held prior to releasing in the fishing section of the river. The poor turtle was frantically scrabbling at the slick rock walls and we leaned out over the edge to get him. Honestly, I think that was the fastest I have ever seen a turtle move too – we put him on the ground by the big tree and he was over by the road in just a couple of minutes. Having read in the book that turtles can’t swim I now understand his rapid retreat!
Here are the turtle entries:
We did two entries this week – Grandma sent us a big bug to identify and learn about.
So – here is her 10-Lined June Bug. It eats the needles of coniferous trees at night, and it takes 3-4 years for the larvae to get to adult size.
As always, click on a picture for a better look! =)