In honor of world turtle day I thought I’d post a recent page from my sketchbook.
These two eastern painted turtles showed up on our dead end street and got to pose for a few hours before being sent safely on their way.
Pretty sure these are the same turtles we’ve seen for several years in a row, been taking measurements and think I’ve got enough detail in the sketch to identify the patterns for next year. While they didn’t show on Turtle Day proper (May 23rd) they were close enough.
Our friend Lori had a big snapping turtle laying eggs on the actual day (although I didn’t make it over to sketch her).