Tortoise Time!

The last week has seen the emergence of the tortoises after months of hibernation – harbingers of Spring for sure!

In January I did a post on tagging tortoises – a way that we could keep track of reptilian numbers and movements in the garden. Today, the boys found one of the paint-dotted critters under the Plumbago.

The re-appearance of Blue-dot made me feel a bit like David Attenborough starring in a Sedgefield version of the Life series. Just for a moment.

First sighting of Blue-dot in five months.


2 Responses to “Tortoise Time!”

  1. 1 shoreacres September 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I’m so excited! He probably deserves a nick-name now. How about “BD”?

    I heard a guy on the early morning outdoor show on the radio last weekend talking about snagging a fish that had a transmitter attached. I missed the species – obviously something that is threatened, and being tracked. They did a catch and release, of course. I suppose with the GPS tracker the fish and game guys could have tracked the fish to the guy’s garage.

    Say… speaking of GPS trackers. You haven’t given any thought… to… uh…


    • 2 Jeannine September 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

      BD it is!

      mmmm. . . GPS. . . there’s a thought. I read an article last week about a woman who won a science award. She’d put nail varnish on a whole lot of snails and tracked their migration – so, I guess the sky’s the limit!

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