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Hibernation migration

box turtle looking for a mate?

At first I thought the box turtle Anna photographed last week was looking through the fence towards an empty shell I recently found and placed on a nearby stump.

Box turtle mating season is over and they hibernate from October to April.

Joe Heinen has some interesting and graphic photos of the box turtle mating process for those who are curious and need to know details.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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