@PFTompkins My friend Lane's birthday was on the 4th. She is quarantining on Lake Murray in South Carolina, where she DJ's in her basement and the cove fills up with turtles bobbing (we refer to them as turtie boys.) Would you give her a belated happy bday? #ANTSAT
@PFTompkins what is #antsat ?
checked the hashtag and it’s mostly posts of you loving turtle posts.
how have I loved your work so long and never realized you were also such a turtle lover?
i’m obsessed. wanna convince the girl who owns the farm i’m living on to turn it into a sanctuary.
Today a coworker was nice enough to pull over so I could help a turtle across the road. As I approached I thought, “Man, that’s an oddly shaped Painted. Oh it has a blotch on the neck, it’s a Spotted.” Picked it up, “No spots... oh shit.”
Bog Turtle - Glyptemys muhlenbergii. 🤯
It’s hard to beat the thrill of finding an ancient 100 pound turtle, but from a conservation perspective, this little guy was a more exciting find. The presence of young turtles means the stream isn’t just full of lonely and old adults, they are producing future generations too.