July 26, 2017

Blanding's turtle.

Got out on the pontoon today, I even got to drive.
One of the things we saw was this Blanding's turtle sitting at the edge of the marsh.

Emydoidea blandingii
Blanding's Turtles live in shallow water, usually in large wetlands and shallow lakes with lots of water plants.

It is not unusual, though, to find them hundreds of metres from the nearest water body, especially while they are searching for a mate or traveling to a nesting site.

Blanding's Turtles hibernate in the mud at the bottom of permanent water bodies from late October until the end of April.
source - https://www.ontario.ca/page/blandings-turtle

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