Wood Turtle

Wood turtles have brown shells with distinct, ornately marked segments called scutes. Their underside and legs are flecked with yellow, red, or orange markings. They are sexually dimorphic; males have longer tails and claws than females. Both sexes can reach up to nine inches in length. Omnivorous amphibians, wood turtles eat plants, animals, insects, and…

Spotted Turtle

Spotted turtles have smooth, dark shells peppered with yellow spots. While their head is mostly dark, their face has lighter coloration and a few spots. Males and females differ in appearance. Males are more elongated, with larger tails, while females have rounder carapaces and are slightly larger than males overall. They eat a range of…

Midland Painted Turtle

Midland painted turtles were named for the brightly colored markings on their face and limbs. Individual turtles range from three to 10 inches in length and have relatively flat, yellow-and-green shells.They feed primarily on plants and small water animals—such as fish, crustaceans, and insects—using powerful jaws to grip their food. They often spend winter burrowed…

Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern box turtles grow up to five inches long and weigh up to two pounds. Females are larger than males and have yellow-brown eyes; males have red eyes. Their carapace, or top shell, is brown with yellow markings while their plastron, or bottom shell, is lighter with a hinge one-third of the way back. They…

Blanding’s Turtle

Blanding’s turtles are medium-sized turtles with smooth, black or grey shells that can reach 11 inches in length. Some shells display white or yellow dots. These turtles have a rounded head and a yellow throat. Blanding’s turtles prey on crustaceans, insects, frogs, and fish. They use their long necks and jaws to capture prey. After…