What's Your Nature?

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Posted by Claire Burkum,
North Country explorer from Spartanburg, SC
June 11, 2017

Out for a morning run I spotted this painted turtle by the side of the road. It didn't want to stay out for a picture so I crouched down and took an in-shell view. Was a beautiful morning for a run, where I saw a Great blue Heron hunting in some wetlands off of Eel Pond Rd. just a little further along the run. I love exploring these back country roads!


Erika Barthelmess

Fun shot!