Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Baby Turtle Update
They are doing great, growing, eating, doing all kinds of turtley activities.
It's been almost a year since their eggs were rescued from the driveway nest and I've nutured them through the winter, but soon I'll be releasing them. A few have already gone to new homes, but these will return to my pond and local waters. (If you're new to Pure Florida, do a turtle search of this blog for past posts)
I dipped up some tiny crawfish for the turtles to practice predation on, but overnight they molted and emerged too large for tiny turtle terrors, so the crawfish are temporary tenants with the turtlings.
It'll be tough to let these turtles go, they have been a fixture in my kitchen and I'll miss the daily routine of carrying them out to sun in the back yard all day, and then back in at night.
On a more serious note, today my thoughts are with Thingfish23 of "The Taming Of The Bandaid" blog. He's had a great loss in his family.
In this community of strangers who feel like friends, joy and sadness are shared and felt across great distances by people who have never met ... an amazing side effect that I never expected when I began blogging, but perhaps one of the best aspects of the community.
Posted by R.Powers at 5:59 AM