Container Gardening! Now with Mischievous garden tortoise!

All Zoya’s food is now being grown organically in containers out back. Her roaming garden, as always, has edible plants that have been nomed or stomped to death and need to be replenished. Oh! I’m also growing some basil and mint for myself (shhh! don’t tell her, she prefers to think its all about her).

Its been a several weeks and all seem to be growing nicely.  Fingers crossed it stays that way!

Container Gardening! Now with Mischievous garden tortoise!

All Zoya’s food is now being grown organically in containers out back. Her roaming garden, as always, has edible plants that have been nomed or stomped to death and need to be replenished. Oh! I’m also growing some basil and mint for myself (shhh! don’t tell her, she prefers to think its all about her).

Its been a several weeks and all seem to be growing nicely.  Fingers crossed it stays that way!

Container Gardening! Now with Mischievous garden tortoise!

All Zoya’s food is now being grown organically in containers out back. Her roaming garden, as always, has edible plants that have been nomed or stomped to death and need to be replenished. Oh! I’m also growing some basil and mint for myself (shhh! don’t tell her, she prefers to think its all about her).

Its been a several weeks and all seem to be growing nicely.  Fingers crossed it stays that way!

Thanks for celebrating #WorldTurtleDay with us!

We hope that, through this post-a-thon, we’ve helped raise awareness of the need for action is huge and grows every day! The posts we’ve shared today highlight just a few of the critical issues facing turtles and tortoises today. We all love their cute little faces, their amazing side eyes, and their need to nom everything in sight, but we can’t forget that they also face dire straights in every region of the world. Loving them just isn’t enough! Actions speak louder than words! 

Before we go, a few last thoughts:

HOW TO HELP TURTLES AND TORTOISES EVERY DAY!

The number one thing you can do for turtles and tortoises is to be a responsible / respectful turtle and tortoise lover,  as well as an educated turtle or tortoise owner

That right there is the end all be all. Beyond that, here are some tips. I was going to write my own tips list here but I’m (as you are all very aware heh) very wordy. The American Tortoise Rescue (http://www.tortoise.com/) compiled a much more succinct list so here it is (with a few of my own add ons): 

  • Never buy a turtle from a pet shop, as it increases demand from the wild.
  • Never remove turtles from the wild unless they are sick or injured. 
  • If a turtle is crossing a busy street, pick it up and send it in the same direction it was going — if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again. 
  • Report cruelty or illegal sales of turtles to your local animal control shelter. 
  • Report the sale of any turtle of any kind less than four inches. This is illegal everywhere in the U.S.

A few added points of my own:

  • Do your research before adopting a turtle or tortoise. Make sure you can provide the appropriate housing and care for your shell friend THROUGHOUT its lifetime!
  • Spread the love AND the knowledge!
  • If you can, help your local rescue and rehab facility by donating or volunteering!

A Very SMALL INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM List of Rescues and Conservation organiztions out there!  Later this week I thought I’d start a post we can all add to so a larger list can eb created.. till then here are just a few places that work to help turtles and tortoises.

Thanks for celebrating #WorldTurtleDay with us!

We hope that, through this post-a-thon, we’ve helped raise awareness of the need for action is huge and grows every day! The posts we’ve shared today highlight just a few of the critical issues facing turtles and tortoises today. We all love their cute little faces, their amazing side eyes, and their need to nom everything in sight, but we can’t forget that they also face dire straights in every region of the world. Loving them just isn’t enough! Actions speak louder than words! 

Before we go, a few last thoughts:

HOW TO HELP TURTLES AND TORTOISES EVERY DAY!

The number one thing you can do for turtles and tortoises is to be a responsible / respectful turtle and tortoise lover,  as well as an educated turtle or tortoise owner

That right there is the end all be all. Beyond that, here are some tips. I was going to write my own tips list here but I’m (as you are all very aware heh) very wordy. The American Tortoise Rescue (http://www.tortoise.com/) compiled a much more succinct list so here it is (with a few of my own add ons): 

  • Never buy a turtle from a pet shop, as it increases demand from the wild.
  • Never remove turtles from the wild unless they are sick or injured. 
  • If a turtle is crossing a busy street, pick it up and send it in the same direction it was going — if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again. 
  • Report cruelty or illegal sales of turtles to your local animal control shelter. 
  • Report the sale of any turtle of any kind less than four inches. This is illegal everywhere in the U.S.

A few added points of my own:

  • Do your research before adopting a turtle or tortoise. Make sure you can provide the appropriate housing and care for your shell friend THROUGHOUT its lifetime!
  • Spread the love AND the knowledge!
  • If you can, help your local rescue and rehab facility by donating or volunteering!

A Very SMALL INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM List of Rescues and Conservation organiztions out there!  Later this week I thought I’d start a post we can all add to so a larger list can eb created.. till then here are just a few places that work to help turtles and tortoises.

Sea Turtles Need Our Help! 

7 species of sea turtles are listed on the IUCN list (aka Red List of Endangered Species):

  • 1. Loggerhead (Caretta caretta): Endangered
  • 2. Green turtle (Chelonia mydas: Endangered
  • 3. Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea): Critically Endangered
  • 4. Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata): Critically Endangered
  • 5. Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii): Critically Endangered
  • 6. Olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea): Vulnerable
  • 7. Flatback (Natator depressus): Data Deficient )

We are lucky to have incredible conservation and rehabilitation organizations working hard to save as many turtles and nests as possible. 

Some ways to help! 

Sea Turtles Need Our Help! 

7 species of sea turtles are listed on the IUCN list (aka Red List of Endangered Species):

  • 1. Loggerhead (Caretta caretta): Endangered
  • 2. Green turtle (Chelonia mydas: Endangered
  • 3. Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea): Critically Endangered
  • 4. Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata): Critically Endangered
  • 5. Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii): Critically Endangered
  • 6. Olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea): Vulnerable
  • 7. Flatback (Natator depressus): Data Deficient )

We are lucky to have incredible conservation and rehabilitation organizations working hard to save as many turtles and nests as possible. 

Some ways to help!