"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Friday, May 28, 2010

Turtle Nest Destroyed By Unknown Predators...

As I feared, the turtle nest that I photographed yesterday was discovered by a hungry predator and the eggs were devoured...









I was able to observe two Red Fox kits for a time as they played near their den...








And, on a final, positive note, in the short time that I was present I saw three more snapping turtles searching for nesting sites.  I know that sea turtles nest at the same time to ensure survival of at least some of their young but I did not know that snapping turtles shared this characteristic...









Note the "pebble adornment" on the turtles head...it must be the fashion this year.  And the "circle of life" continues...

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