Quarantine Diaries Day 11 & 12⁠

Yesterday I woke from my beauty nap and was in the most wonderful SUN puddle! YAY SUN! I stomped to go investigate my outdoor kingdom. What I found there can only be classified as a quarantine miracle! Greens sprouting from the ground! I could hardly contain my joy but I put on my inspector tort hat (its there you just can’t see it) cause I had work to do. ⁠

I’ve been working hard, taste tasting every leaf that has sprouted, in order to ensure its quality. So far all leaves have received my approval.  It’s a tough job but some tort has to do it. ⁠


Mr. Schneider came out of hibernation today!

Well, spring is here and it’s slowly starting to feel that way! So today we can start to welcome our shell friends that have slept through winter, back from their cold time’s nap! Yep, it’s the first of many, Welcome back Wednesday’s!  

Welcome back, Mr. Schneider! I hope you are well rested and ready to go! There’s lots of dominating to do!


From Canadian Wildlife Federation Photo of the Day; April 2, 2018:

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) takes its first steps from hibernation in Guelph, Ontario

Photographer: Debbie Oppermann

Its #WelcomeBackWednesday! looks like someone slept well all winter! Good morning, sweet shell friend! Warm up, then let the noms begin!


If you’re spending time outside this weekend in the North East make sure to keep an eye out for Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta)! Wood Turtles are a beautiful and charismatic species classified as Endangered by the IUCN. They have suffered greatly from habitat loss and degradation, as well as collection for the illegal pet trade. When encountering a wild turtle it is best to leave them alone and allow them to get to their destination safely. Happy Friday!