[Tweeters] turtles (off subject)

Rob Conway robin_birder at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 11 00:14:11 PDT 2015

Red Eared Slides are definitely breeding and successfully hatching at Lake Sammamish. In August 2008 I ran across a hatching event near the Rowing Club with at least 20 tiny turtles pushing out of the nest and scrambling to the pond near the rowing club. One can see many sizes and ages of Red Ears and other turtles at that location.

Rob Conway
Camas, WA
45.58°N 122.44°W - elevation 310 ft.
robin_birder at hotmail.com

Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:27:06 +0000
From: garetpeter at comcast.net
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] turtles (off subject)

A while back on Tweeters,must have been January when there were first of the year reports of seeing turtles on logs basking in the winter sun, there were questions and speculations in whether there was any successful reproduction of the turtles in western Washington.
I have posted some photos on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/garet.munger that suggest that there is very likely some red eared slider reproduction in Green Lake. One image shows turtles sunning on logs and a distribution of sizes and presumably of ages of individuals, from the larger to smaller.
Second picture is of an individual on the shore in the grass, presumably seeking a location to lay eggs. I have seen other turtles this spring on the shore at the same location, one was struggling to clamber through the cattails in front of the grassy slope.

Garet Munger
Green Lake
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