As my lawn is quite long right now, in the morning I can see turtle trails in the grass/weeds/whatever. I don't see the turtles themselves very often...
...but the other day one literally crossed my path.
Okay, not really "crossed", but she was sitting right at the edge of my mulched path up to the driveway. She was probably about to cross when she saw me and froze.
Looking good! (Also looks like she's been having a snack...)
She got a little nervous when I moved in too close:
Then today this fellow was blocking another path by the patio:
I've certainly not seen him before...
...as his colors and markings are quite bold.
Look how smooth his shell is compared to the previous turtle. I wonder what that means? (If anything)
I really love finding turtles in the garden!
This is why mowing the lawn for me is such a nerve-wracking task. Always keeping an eye out for a half-hidden turtle is stressful!