Our New Discovery

Mom look! A turtle

This morning we went for our routine walk and decided to be a little unpredictable by walking a path we normally do not go on. Low and behold on the path we found a turtle. We had a big discussion on if we sit and wait we can see the turtle pop its head out and possibly walk to where it wants to go.

It got scared 😨 so it went into it’s shell to hide.
The poor thing just wouldn’t come out for a while.

The turtle was so scared; it hid in her shell for a long, long time. So long that I had the kids all go and get their nature journals so they can draw what they saw.

Char is talking to it to help her feel comfortable with her audience to get her to stop hiding!

While they were busy observing and drawing the turtle. We learned that this particular one is a box turtle and a female. We know she is a female due to the eye color. Her eye color is a brown red. She also has a short thin tail. Although we were unable to see her hind feet (she was a bit shy around us and did not want to move).

When box turtles are itty bitty babies they eat a lot of meat with some plant food. As they age they start eatting more plants then meat. By observing this particular box turtle we determined that they do not like to be handled. The minute the kids picked her up she would immediately hide in and close up her shell.

This is Char’s depiction of the turtle!
K’s depiction of the turtle
Oh you’re not so scary after all!
Ok I am ready to move along!
Yes! I am not facing the wall anymore!
Man why are they still staring at me!
Please put me down so I can finish eatting my worm!

By Fulltiming in the US

Where to begin! I am first a mom of three; one boy and two girls. We travel around the US with my husband and homeschool on the road! last year I learned to make homemade soap and sell it for a small income.

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