When you have over twenty desert turtles living in your backyard (and they aren't shy at all about coming in through the pet-door)
I don't know who this one is, but she was standing around posing for me!
What we've noticed is that in spite of the many colors and patterns and sizes of our turtles, they ALL have thirteen sections on their shells! How Cool is that?!
So, I've been collecting stories like the Native American legend, "How Turtle's Shell Got Cracked", and we've been drawing the patterns we see on the shells. We have also been drawing the spirals that turtle must have made both when the wolves threw him through the air into the water; as well as the spirals turtle made when dove down deep in the water!
Look around outside and see what pattens you can find at your hive!