Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Sunday June 12, 2011

Life at Boulderwood:
Snapping Turtles

Among the miracles of nature are the migration of the turtles to lay their eggs.  They emerge from swampy bogs, make their way across highways, roadways and other perilous paths to find a sandy, dry place to lay their eggs.  I find this fascinating.  She lays her eggs and goes bck to the swamp. When the turtles hatch they are hard-wired to find the swamp and their mom - how cool is that?

Here's one of those pre-historic looking snapping turtles laying eggs on our driveway: