Tag: box turtles

World Turtle Day at LLELA

May 23rd is World Turtle Day, an opportunity to celebrate those animals that found a good plan and stuck with it for over 200 million years. The earliest turtles developed a protective shell and then rearranged their bodies to be able to swim, walk, and… Continue Reading “World Turtle Day at LLELA”

Finding a Box Turtle

(I wrote this in The Great Rattlesnake Highway blog, several years ago. I thought it was worth bringing over here before I finally retire the other blog.) In May of the year 2000, Steve Campbell and I found a box turtle on our way… Continue Reading “Finding a Box Turtle”

The “Dunedain” of the Cross Timbers

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings Once again this year I had the privilege… Continue Reading “The “Dunedain” of the Cross Timbers”