Friday, April 23, 2010
We have two kinds of turtles in our area, Snapping Turtles ( I hope I get to see one again this year) and Painted Turtles or what lots of people call Mud Turtles.
Painted Turtles brumate all winter. This less active state of brumation is brought about by cold weather and the decrease of daylight. They dig down in the mud and their metabolism slows down, they do however drink water from time to time so it is not called hibernation.
I like the spring of the year, when things begin to awaken from their long winters nap. Everyday is an adventure:)