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Old 03-06-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Spring must be near

It is still cold out here in E. Pa. but I saw the snapper turtle that makes his or her yearly trek across my lawn to reach the pond. This turtle is big, 2 feet across! I have seen him or her every year, since hubby and I lived in Pa, 1989. Also saw some Robins. I can hardly wait to see the usual Spring birds come back and photograph them and my flowers to start blooming. I am tired of cold, wet winter, drab scenery.

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Old 03-06-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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Your turtle is probably a her--they travel to sandy/loose soil areas in the spring to lay their eggs. You may get lucky and see her tiny babies toddling back thru your yard in the fall.
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Oh how cool! I love turtles!

All the daffies are in bloom around here, spring is on the way!!!!!
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Your turtle is probably a her--they travel to sandy/loose soil areas in the spring to lay their eggs. You may get lucky and see her tiny babies toddling back thru your yard in the fall.
the soil here is rocky with tight clay. no sand at all.
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Oh how cool! I love turtles!

All the daffies are in bloom around here, spring is on the way!!!!!
We get the baby turtles in the pond, not snappers but I can't think of the name right now. They have some red markings on them.
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My son and I always try to see the first robin- he did last year, I didn't see one till March 11th - lol, wrote it down -! My Mom always loved robins - so I think of her everytime I see one .
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We saw the cardinals this week for the first time all winter. We kept hoping to see turtles (Loggerheads, I think) one year in Charleston (it was this time of year, nesting season), but never did. We did see their tracks on the beach every morning though.
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We saw the cardinals this week for the first time all winter. We kept hoping to see turtles (Loggerheads, I think) one year in Charleston (it was this time of year, nesting season), but never did. We did see their tracks on the beach every morning though.
I get cardinals all year round. I sure enjoy watching and photographing them.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:15 PM   #9
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My son and I always try to see the first robin- he did last year, I didn't see one till March 11th - lol, wrote it down -! My Mon always loved robins - so I think of her everytime I see one .
That is a nice memory of your mon or mom.
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She may be going farther than you would think to lay her eggs. The turtles with red markings are painted turtles or sliders.
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