We celebrate Jesus coming back from the dead!
Wait, like a zombie?!
No! You must have The Walking Dead season finale on the brain!
…”Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen…Luke 24:5-6
The Spy found a box turtle in the woods and brought him (or her?) to the garden to play awhile. Turtles in Missouri burrow down in leaves/dirt for the winter so he (or she?) was very dirty! You can’t really tell from the pictures but the shell had very bright yellow markings, so I think it is an Ornate Box Turtle but could also be a Three Toed Box Turtle. After observation, the turtle was safety returned to the woods (and hands were washed!)
For more information on Missouri’s 17 species of turtles visit: http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/common-plants-and-animals/amphibians-and-reptiles/turtles