Thursday, June 16, 2011

We found a turtle!

This morning, Flannery and her Poppa found a turtle out in the yard.  Flanna made it a nice little habitat for the day (we'll release it this evening) and has been watching its every move.  After it sat hiding in its shell for about 45 minutes, we finally got smart and offered it some fruit and lettuce, and it started to explore.  Flannery named the turtle Fuschia, and Fuschia has seemed to most enjoy laying in her water bowl.

Flanna's been taking notes in a tiny notebook, just like a real scientist, recording her observations of the turtle.  Here's what she wrote:

It walks.
It sits in water.
It eats.
It pokes its head out.

And that is about all Fuschia seems to want to do.  Sounds like a pretty good life to me.

What did you love to study/observe when you were a kid?  I used to love to watch my dogs, and to follow them wherever they'd go in the woods.  They found the neatest cool mossy places, creeks, and cool rocks to lie on.  


  1. It's a real treat when we find a turtle! We bring it inside, find grubs and worms for it, name it, take a picture or two, celebrate the turtle, and then let it go. Each one seems to have its own personality---some come out with no fear, while others are very timid. Some are big eaters, while others seem to be a bit selective- Just like kids! Your posting was adorable!

  2. Is that the skirt I send Flannery? She is so cute. Cannot wait to see her and Jaci....