ave to cross the road, if possible it's a good thing to stop and assist the turtle in the direction it's going (except for snapping turtles). Kudos to Queen Jester for saving turtles in her area.
I recently came across a nice Painted Turtle at the park, just like the ones you get as a kid. They are the most common turtle around.
The Perrot Naturalist is here showing a Blanding's Turtle. Identified by the yellow under the jaw and neck. A species of special concern since their populations are declining. Did you know they aren't sexual mature for 20 years. That's a long time to survive before reproducing. They also can live up to 80 years.
Watching turtles is a great past time, you'll find them basking on logs. munching on plants, swimming along. They appear so content and wise just taking in the world. They also teach us a valuable lesson if you don't stick your neck out you won't get anywhere.