The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Turtle Friend

I met up with this wood turtle today. It had hiked up from the Au Gres River and was stuck on the road. We chatted a bit and I returned him to the riverbank.

Tomorrow I will reach the NW edge of Saginaw Bay. From that point heading north, I will be on the shores of Lake Huron.

The clouds were interesting today as I hiked to Tawas City.


  1. Looks like you had good weather so far! Good travels to you! Keep on trekking and posting. Beautiful pictures along the way.

  2. Hi Reen! We like the turtle picture ... and glad you two had a chance to "visit"! Rich has been a turtle rescuer for years, anytime he sees one in the road he stops the car and puts them over to the side where they'll hopefully continue safely on. ..really enjoy following you on your trip ^-^

  3. Hello Loreen,

    Your turtle picture is more exciting than you report. It is a wood turtle (a rare turtle), not a painted turtle (a common turtle). A fairly young one - perhaps 9 yrs old.

    Wood turtles are a species of special concern in MI, WI and MN.,4570,7-153-10370_12145_12201-33033--,00.html


    1. Hey! You're right! The turtle was quite dusty, but I should have recognized that distinctive shell.

      Thanks for commenting here. I'll post more about the turtle soon.