Friday, May 23, 2008

Celebrate World Turtle Day - May 23, 2008


May is a busy month for turtles. Turtles wake up from hibernation and it's time for mating, migrating, nesting, and babies. Therefore in 2000, May 23 was designated World Turtle Day.

Spring and early summer is a time of turtle nesting and babies. You can see turtles walking on the road or turtle hatchlings around local ponds and creeks. However cute they look and no matter how much your child wants to pick them up and take them home it’s not a good idea.


Turtles—sea, freshwater, or terrestrial—are the favorite animals of many people. These attractive creatures continue to beat incredible odds to survive in today’s world of increasing pet and food trade, pollution and shrinking habitat. Please, read some suggestions on how you can help those beautiful and important little creatures, which have been part of our ecosystem for a long, long time on our website:
10 Things to Do for Turtles
http://dfwturtletortoiseclub.blogspot.com/2007/08/10-things-to-do-for-turtles.html

DFW Turtle & Tortoise Club is volunteer based and thrives on donations.
We provide great community for local turtle enthusiasts and people interested in turtles and tortoises. We educate public, provide consultations about captive care and wildlife rescue in cooperation with other wildlife and turtle organizations. We also offer educational presentations for schools, museums, and youth groups. Feel free to contact us for more information.

There are different ways to donate:
You can purchase fun T-shirts and other items at
www.petisnotarock.com
Or you can send donation through our website
www.dfwttc.org
or directly via www.paypal.com to
petisnotarock@yahoo.com

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Barbara Dillard
Director of the DFW Turtle & Tortoise Club
www.dfwttc.org
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/DFWTurtleandTortoiseClub/

Support Our Turtle Club
www.petisnotarock.com
Get Your Turtle Club T-shirts & Celebrate World Turtle day

1 comment:

Amber said...

I just found your site and am so glad to learn that there is such a thing as World Turtle Day! I found a very small ornate box turtle (I think) in my yard yesterday morning. It was stuck under my fence so I moved the turtle about 10 feet away to the "turtle hut" I had been building. I'm not sure if it stayed, but I hope to see it again sometime!