“Turtle” Bob Walker shows off a gopher tortoise to a fourth-grade Bay Elementary class at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. His dedication to the protection of the gopher tortoise on the Nokuse Plantation earned him the 2011 Gopher Tortoise Council Conservation Education Award.

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After a unexpected vacation
Finally reunited with my baby :’)
She grew a little too 😀

Its hard to leave our babies. they grow up too fast. I left Zoya for a month with only a few days in the middle for snuggles and she became a giant tortoise of world domination while I was gone! … well she already was but more so.. it was hard for a human mommy to miss the growth.