Critter Corner

By MDC | September 1, 2021
From Xplor: September/October 2021
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Three-Toed Box Turtle

Did you ever see such a cute little turtle?! Baby three-toed box turtles hatch in late summer and early fall. They eat mostly earthworms and insects until they become adults. Then they start eating plants, berries, and mushrooms. As the days get shorter and the nights turn cooler, this little guy (or gal) will start looking for a place to spend the winter — like under a nice heap of leaves in your yard. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/field-guide.

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