Box Turtles and The Firefly Sanctuary on Smith Ridge Road




It's a female box turtle about 40 years old. Very beautiful. Note the heart design above the right leg. Many box turtles don't move more than 500 feet in their lifetimes. We have one that walks up on our lawn from the woods once every ten years. 

Mowing the field in the firefly sanctuary more than once a year, after the first hard frost, would probably kill this one. 

John Engel
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