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Thoughts on turtles

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I have spent many summers observing turtles.  No other organism in my life has taken up more space in my thoughts or dreams.  I have tracked the threatened Blanding’s turtle and endangered spotted turtle…

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Snappers and sardines

Two snapping turtles in a hoop trap with sardines Two turtle doves these ain’t This puts “Green Eggs and Ham” to shame All Dr. Seuss did was pull a cat from his brain

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wise, old snapping turtle

For if the turtle holds up the world, who will hold up the turtle?

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Western painted turtle hatchling

Oh, but to see the world within a world!

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Thoughts on turtles

I have spent many summers observing turtles.  No other organism in my life has taken up more space in my thoughts or dreams.  I have tracked the threatened Blanding’s turtle and endangered spotted turtle through the marshes near Chicago, Illinois … Continue reading

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