Saturday, 25 July 2009

Wanted: A Life

It isn't just me, I think my whole family needs a life. I think this because I doubt if their reaction was motivated by a good blog post for me.


"Spring is here and once again, turtles are emerging from their winter hibernation. Many of the slow moving critters will attempt the extremely hazardous trek across roads and highways in search of food and nesting sites. Unfortunately, a turtle’s thin shell is no match for motor vehicles. Highway fatalities are devastating for turtle populations. In Ontario, we are lucky to have all eight of Canada’s native turtle species. Sadly, seven of these species (the Spotted, Wood, Blanding’s, Eastern Spiny Softshell, Common Musk Common Map and Snapping Turtles) have been classified by provincial and national authorities, as endangered, threatened or of special concern. The good news is that there are now 700 turtle crossing signs installed on highways throughout Ontario, thanks to the dedication and efforts of Turtle S.H.E.L.L Tortue (a registered charitable organization). You, as caring citizens, can help by paying close attention to the road and shoulders in these designated turtle crossing areas and near any water-bordering areas from April to September."

The above is an excerpt from a post by this organization.

With that being said (or written) let me continue on with my lack of life story. I was getting dressed for work the other day when I looked out the window.

Me: Hey there's a turtle on our lawn, quick go get the camera!

The whole family rushed out to see the turtle. DH had the camera and took several shots. Seriously, I have never seen four people move that fast. I doubt that they could move that fast if the house was on fire.

Yup, I definitely need some excitement in my life!
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


TinkingBell said...

Ha - we have excitement -we are not only knitters, but we are insane (but not as insane as the 1000 strand woman - she's actually knitting her own padded cell!)

Kathy said...

Um, "Quick?" "Move that fast?" You do realize that turtles are well known for being... slow?

But still, it's nice to find some new kind of wildlife, no matter what it might be!

MadMad said...

Oooh... I actually think that IS kind of exciting. But um... do you really need to run fast to catch a turtle?

MadMad said...

Oh darn that Kathy! Again! She always says what I'm gonna say, and she says it first!