Turtle Catalog

Painted Turtle from Drumlin Farm

This past Friday, we had three different turtles in our classroom.  For this post, you are to write a thorough description of each turtle.  These descriptions will be used at Turtle Night.

Lynn-D and Yertle, our Blanding's Turtles

Spotted Turtle from Drumlin Farm

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Posted on April 3, 2011, in Blanding's turtles and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Many kids in our class completed Scratch games for DPC. We also accomplished downloading the Scratch games that were the ones that made it through the narrowing down process. Kids in our class also chose which games are the best so that they could be used on the website. Other people can now play the Scratch games on our website. It is important because people who play the games will learn that too many Blanding’s turtles are run over by cars. We also showed our kindergarten buddies the Scratch games to inform them about the threats to the turtles.

  2. 1. The painted turtle has a little yellow on the top of its neck and has orange on the two front arms. On the shell it looks like bricks with smaller squares on the sides and there’s a straight line on the shell splitting it into two.

    2. The Blanding’s turtle has dark green on the top of its neck and on the bottom it is bright yellow. The arms are also dark green and at the end are sharp claws. On the shell it is also dark green like exploding green but each in its own little square.

    3. The spotted turtle is completely black and has some yellow spots on the top of its neck and on its arms it is also yellow spots a lot of them on the arms. On the shell there is a hole and a lot of yellow spots there and the spotted turtle is missing a leg in the back.

  3. The Painted Turtle from Drumlin Farm

    The Painted Turtle has streaks of pink across his arms like pink blood. Yellow splotches across his brownish-black head like the sun against the dark sky. At the ends of his legs and arms are medium sized claws, as black as the night. The name fits the turtle, because you don’t see many turtles that have pink and yellow on them, and I think it is a nice change.

    Our Own Blanding’s Turtles

    Looking like most other turtles, the Blanding’s turtle has a dark carapace (carapace means their shell). There are dark blotches looking like they came from a paint brush. Their necks are bright yellow. Tiny yellow dots like freckles are on their cheek. Little claws are at the end of their little feet. Dark spots and lighter spots pattern around the edge of their carapace. Yertle is a lot bigger than Lynn-D.

    The Spotted Turtle from Drumlin Farm

    A dark shell covers the Spotted Turtle. Yellow spots cover the carapace, head, and legs like pepperoni on a pizza. A small tail comes out of the large carapace. The size of him is pretty large, actually. He doesn’t have his back left leg, sadly. The experts at Drumlin Farm guesses that an animal might of eaten it for a snack, or a car might of run over it. But he still can walk.

  4. On Friday, we had 3 different types of turtles in our classroom. The Blanding’s, Painted and the Spotted turtle. Each turtle had their own special thing.

    Painted Turtles
    The Painted turtle had beautiful colors on its neck with a dark brown shell, a nice round body, and would be probably about the size of a flat baseball.

    Blanding’s Turtles
    The Blanding’s turtles has a lemon colored neck with a oval shaped body, a brown with yellow speckles shell, and when they are small they are about the same size as a quarter and when they are bigger, they are about the same size as stretched about balloon that has not been blown up yet.

    Spotted Turtles
    The Spotted turtles have a fully black shell with small yellow spots (that why they are the spotted turtles) ,a small body and they are about the same size of the Blanding’s turtles.

    Sometimes it surprises me on how different the turtles are from one another.

  5. 1. Painted Turtle
    The painted turtle has four yellow streaks at the top of its head of its carapace it has 18 large squares on the top. On their legs and hands there are small lines of yellow.

    2.Blanding’s Turtle
    The Blanding’s has a yellow chin that can stretch out very long. On its carapace it has a very nice design, it looks like someone took a yellow and blue marker and drew on it.

    3.The spotted Turtle
    The Spotted Turtle had a injured carapace. All around its body it has yellow dots. It is pretty small. Other than the1. Painted Turtle
    The painted turtle has four yellow streaks at the top of its head of its carapace it has 18 large squares on the top. On their legs and hands there are small lines of yellow.

  6. 1.Painted turtle
    The painted turtle is colorful compared to the Blanding’s Turtle. The Turtle was raised by a different person. The painted turtle has 18n large squares.
    2.Blanding Turtle
    It is pretty small compared to the other turtle s it has a yellow chin. The Blanding’s turtle is a threatened turtle.
    3.Spotted Turtle
    The spotted turtle had only one hind leg. It was really good at camouflaging.

  7. 1. Painted Turtle
    The painted turtle has red streaks all on the edge of its shell and bigger, wider streaks on its legs. It had a very vibrant yellow on some of its head, and some red and orange in between. It doesn’t have as sharp claws as the Yertle and Lynn-D, but they are still very sharp.

    2. Blanding’s turtle
    The Blanding’s has a long, bright, yellow neck with some small orange dots too. It also looks like it has fireworks on its carapace. They appear to have what looks like crusty sharp claws. And they have big wide eyes that are green-ish yellow.

    3. Spotted Turtle
    It has scary, blood red eyes with a black head. It also has small yellow spots which of course, gave it its name. And it has legs covered in yellow spots like it does on its back. It appears to have very dull claws unlike the Painted Turtle and the Blanding’s Turtle.

  8. The Painted Turtle is very colorful. Its back, lined with light brown stripes, is very round and shines in the light. The painted turtle has very sharp claws and the legs are streaked with orange like an orange splattered on them.

    The Blanding’s Turtle is marked with a bright banana yellow that lights it up. The Blanding’s Turtle is very dark green which camouflages it in with the environment. The Blanding’s Turtles skin is spotted with lighter green.

    The Spotted Turtle, with yellow-green spots, camouflages with the murky water so its predators don’t see it. The Spotted turtles claws are sharp and stretch from its feet. The spotted turtle also has a very dark green shell to camouflage with the dark green water.

  9. Painted turtle

    A Painted turtle has four yellow spots on its head, right on the sides of its eyes. It also has pinkish-orange lines streaming down the tops of all its legs. It has five toes, each ending with in a claw with a tiny sliver of pinkish-orange over the toe. Its shell consists of brown and sandy colors, and it has a little triangular tail.

    Blanding’s Turtle

    A Blanding’s turtle has a bright yellow underside of its neck and chin that stands out from the rest of its camouflaged body that would be hard to find if you were a predator. It has 13 drab colored spots on its back and small, claw-tipped, toes.

    Spotted turtle

    A Spotted turtle is black with little yellow spots on its shell, legs, and head. They have thicker tails than Blanding’s or Painted turtles. They have four claws on their feet and the spots are concentrated on their front legs.

  10. To give a description of the 4 turtles I think the painted turtle is best in shape. He is the biggest and strongest. He has orange stripes on his arms. The edge of his shell has a tiny amount of orange to. Oddly he has spots on his head that are yellow and has yellow stripes on his tail. He also has sharp claws on his hands.

    Also I think the Blanding’s Turtles look pretty good to. Their carapace is split up into hexagon pieces which have fireworks in each one. They do not have any special colors except the yellow on their neck.

    On to the next turtle I think the spotted turtle is a bit weaker than all the other turtles. His shell is very badly cracked and broke. His leg is gone to. Other than that he has yellow spots everywhere on his body and is mostly black. His claws aren’t as big I think as the other turtles claws and he has shorter feet.

  11. Turtle Catalog

    1. Painted turtle
    The Painted turtle is bright and colored with yellow, orange, black and red specks.
    The Painted turtle looks like a tie-dye t-shirt with yellow, orange, black and red.
    The painted turtle also looks like a sunset mixed with the dark night sky.

    2. Blanding’s turtle
    The Blanding’s turtle looks like a caution sign.
    The Blanding’s turtle looks like a big yellow firework exploding.
    The Blanding’s turtle looks like a light far away in darkness.

    3. Spotted turtle
    The Spotted turtle looks like a bunch of fireflies in the darkness.
    The Spotted turtle looks like a bumblebee with spots.
    The Spotted turtle looks like a million of suns in the universe.

  12. On Friday, we had three different species of turtles in our class. We had two Blanding’s turtles from our classroom (like always), one Painted turtle from Drumlin Farm, and one Spotted turtle also from Drumlin Farm. Each kind of turtle was very different in their own way.
    The Painted turtle form Drumlin Farms liked thumping around the walls of the little area. It looked like it wanted to climb over the walls and escape from the other turtles. The Painted turtle had orange lines down it’s legs and yellow spots on it’s head. It had very long claws that scattered and skittered along the tarp.
    The Spotted turtles was very different form our Blanding’s turtles and the Painted turtle. It had little, bright yellow spots on the the top of it’s shell. It was missing one hind leg and it had a dent in it’s shell. It camouflaged very well in the dirty water, especially with it’s night black shell.
    Our Blanding’s turtles were nothing like the turtles from Drumlin Farm. Lynn-D and Yertle were act like the royal king and queen compared to the other turtles. We feed them every morning in feeding tanks and they eat little turtle pellets. They’re living the life! Even though the turtles from Drumlin Farm aren’t wild, they don’t get that kind of treatment!
    As you can see, the three kinds of turtles that were in our classroom on Friday were very different from each other!

  13. On Friday, we had three different species of turtles in our class. We had two Blanding’s turtles from our classroom (like always), one Painted turtle from Drumlin Farm, and one Spotted turtle also from Drumlin Farm. Each kind of turtle was very different in their own way.
    The Painted turtle form Drumlin Farms liked thumping around the walls of the little area. It looked like it wanted to climb over the walls and escape from the other turtles. The Painted turtle had orange lines down it’s legs and yellow spots on it’s head. It had very long claws that scattered and skittered along the tarp.
    The Spotted turtles was very different form our Blanding’s turtles and the Painted turtle. It had little, bright yellow spots on the the top of it’s shell. It was missing one hind leg and it had a dent in it’s shell. It camouflaged very well in the dirty water, especially with it’s night black shell.
    Our Blanding’s turtles were nothing like the turtles from Drumlin Farm. Lynn-D and Yertle were act like the royal king and queen compared to the other turtles. We feed them every morning in feeding tanks and they feed little turtle pellets. They’re living the life! Even though the turtles from Drumlin Farm aren’t wild, they don’t get that kind of treatment!
    As you can see, the three kinds of turtles that were in our classroom on Friday were very different from each other!

  14. Last Friday, Drumlin Farms came to Mrs. Erickson’s classroom, and brought three different turtles. They were adorable!
    The Painted Turtle- The painted Turtle had bright colors. The colors were bright yellow, and bright red. It was big. The turtle was bigger than Yertle! The Painted Turtle was fast. The turtle was crawling around the area it was in. He/she looked as if he/she were trying to climb up the wall. On the top of its shell, between the cracks was light brown. On top of its head, were yellow spots, I think the bright colors all over the turtle protect itself. I think it protects itself by using the bright colors to warn predators to stay away. I’ve never seen a Painted Turtle before. They’re so cute!
    The Blanding’s Turtles- As everyone knows, these two turtles are Yertle and Lynn-D (Our turtles). These are Blanding’s Turtles. The big turtle is Yertle (The king of the tank). The small turtle is Lynn-D (Yertle’s sister). Yertle is always going on top of Lynn-D. I think that Yertle wants to show Lynn-D who’s boss. When Yertle tries to fit into small places he always gets stuck, that’s because he’s so big. Lynn-D is small enough to fit in small places because she’s so small. But occasionally, she gets stuck. Lynn-D has a brown shell; Yertle has a brown shell too. They’re both Blanding’s Turtles. They come from the same family. All of the students LOVE the turtles. They’re adorable.
    The Spotted Turtle- The Spotted Turtle looks about Yertle’s size, maybe a little bigger. All over its body, it’s full of spots. On the right hand, it’s mostly yellow. On the hind legs, there’s only one leg. I don’t know what happened, but it must’ve hurt. The spotted Turtle wasn’t as fast as the Painted Turtle because the turtle lost a leg. On the shell, in the middle was a hole. I feel really bad. I hope to see these turtles again!

  15. Spotted Turtle

    Because of their dark coloring, Spotted Turtles camouflage easily in the water. It’s almost impossible to see them in the muddy pond. It’s very hard for people to tell their population because they are so well camouflaged. They are jet black with rows of yellow spots lying along their carapace. Like other turtles their carapace is designed. It has an area with a pattern filled with hexagons and pentagons and a border aligned with many rectangles. The particular Spotted Turtle that was visiting our classroom had lost one of its legs possibly by a predator or a car (which is the most common reason for a turtle’s death).

    Painted Turtle

    Bright and colorful, these creatures roam the waters and are both beautiful and harmless. Instead of snapping or biting in any way, they simply just pull their head, arms, legs and tail into their shell until their limbs are hardly visible. This is their way of protecting themselves from predators. Unluckily, the particular turtle that came to our class was a former pet, so she had lost the instinct of pulling into its shell and it completely ignores large and mysteries/dangerous animals. Because of this, this turtle is not likely to survive in the wild. The pattern on a painted turtle’s carapace is has an area filled with black quadrilaterals and triangles and a border of many rectangles. It has some yellow on the sides of its face and the turtle’s black limbs are striped with orange.

    Blanding’s Turtle

    This species of turtles has; a yellow neck, gray legs, black claws, and a plastron with tree-like lines. Their carapace is brown with speckles of black, has an area of hexagons and pentagons, and a perimeter of rectangles. They mate in the spring and hatch in the summer. The turtles enjoy basking in the sun and they live both in the water and on land. They are omnivores which mean that they eat both meat and vegetables. These species of turtles is threatened because of cars and the fact that many people are unaware of their existence. The ones in our class, Yertle and Lynn-D are only hatchlings, the youngest of them all.

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