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!

Now that spring is here, it’s important we torties tend to the garden when we get to go outside.

As soon as you see some noms sprouting, make sure to taste test them so you know your garden is starting off right. Try a big bite from every patch you see and make sure to angle just right so you get the whole thing in your mouth.

(Should you feel like being super helpful, you can always add some fertilizer when you’re done)


april 4th, more turtle, morningside park

*THIS* is what turtles deserve. They should be Kings and Queens of their ponds, basking in the sun, not shoved in bags and dumped in trash cans. 

Please help our friends at LittleRESq help some shells that aren’t this lucky.