Monday, March 15, 2010

Turtles!

What do you think of when you think of spring? Warmer, longer days? Flowers blooming? Easter? Green grass? Eggs hatching? I think of all of those things (plus allergies!), but I thought I’d highlight turtles here. 


Turtles are officially reptiles, characterized by a shell that protects it. They lay eggs on land, but many species live near water. Here are some links to check out for additional information: 
Turtle Puddle, Answers to Kids’ Questions (Warning: This site has a link to information about evolution.)
More Pictures from National Geographic
Supplement your study of turtles with a nature walk. See who can be the first to spot a turtle, its nest, or eggs. Have your children draw pictures of the turtles you see on your walk. Enjoy your nature studies!