Wildlife at the garden

October 15th, 2013 in HomeArticle by 0 Comments

Softshell Turtle (6)-2 (Small)

We discovered the garden is not only home to a host of native plants and insects but also to two turtles native to Wisconsin:  the Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica)  and the Common Snapper (Chelydra Serpentina).  We found lots of these little turtles crawling around the garden, heading toward the Yahara River which borders the south edge of the garden.  Brittany helped a few of them find their way to the water.  Watch the video here.

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