Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
Tag: tortoise and the hare
A real-life showdown between a tortoise and a hare
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. Never bet against a determined tortoise. we’ve been winning for centuries. That fable, tortoise and the hair? yeah. That Aesop guy had clearly met some tortoises before he wrote that.
carries added weight in the wake of Monday’s bomb attacks, but the 84-year-old told the Herald yesterday she’s ready to honor the victims with a separate sculpture at the finish line.
“I would be happy to design something. It would be an honor to do something else,” Schon said. “Somebody will want to do it. It’s too big and too important.”
Schon, a West Newton resident who also crafted the “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in Boston’s Public Garden, said the 20-year-old “Tortoise and Hare” has a deeper meaning as the city struggles to return to normalcy — slow and steady does actually win the race.
“We will heal and we will come back stronger and there will be more and more people who run this race because they want to prove to these horrible people that they are not going to win this race. We’re going to win this race,” Schon said. “We’re never going to change. We’re always going to run this marathon.”
I just hope her new tribute includes more tortoises.