World Turtle Day

In honor of world turtle day I thought I’d post a recent page from my sketchbook.

These two eastern painted turtles showed up on our dead end street and got to pose for a few hours before being sent safely on their way.

Pretty sure these are the same turtles we’ve seen for several years in a row, been taking measurements and think I’ve got enough detail in the sketch to identify the patterns for next year. ¬†While they didn’t show on Turtle Day proper (May 23rd) they were close enough.

Our friend Lori had a big snapping turtle laying eggs on the actual day (although I didn’t make it over to sketch her).