May 16, 2012

Georneys with Dana- Part IV: The Turtle

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A turtle, out for a stroll.

Note: I convinced my Geokittehs co-author Dana Hunter to fly from Seattle to New Hampshire to visit me for a few days. I handed in the final version of my PhD thesis on Friday May 4th, and Dana arrived the next day to help me celebrate. This is Part IV of my description of the fun georneys we had together during Dana’s visit.

Before continuing with my description of the fun georneys that Dana and I had during Dana’s recent visit, here’s a biological interlude. During a walk along a dirt road in New Hampshire, we found a turtle making his (or her?) way across the road. We stopped to take a few pictures and also to gently move the turtle off the road and out of harm’s way.

I think this is an Eastern Painted Turtle. Can anyone confirm? Does anyone know more about this turtle?

Another view of Mr. (or Ms.?) Turtle.

Frontside view.

The turtle retreated into his (or her?) shell when we went to remove him from the road.

A closer view of the turtle's shell.