Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

The Wisdom of Turtles

We don't see as many turtles in our parks as we wish but this Midland Painted turtle was out for a stroll on a sunny day. From the number of scraps and marks on its shell we would say this turtle has been around for awhile.

Turtles can live for many years but their biggest threat is from traveling across highways during their breeding seasons. If you see a turtle and it is safe to stop - stop and move them off the road in the same direction they are headed.