Generally, box turtles dig in and hibernate when the cooler temps arrive . . . but down here in the "Deep South", hibernation time happens a little later. We're still having temps in the 70's (and sometimes close to the 80's) so we're still seeing turtles out and about in the sanctuary! Wednesday was a gorgeous warm and sunny day and at one point there were sixteen (out of about twenty-something) walking around! Thursday morning it was cooler and misty/rainy, but still we had turtles out!
Here's a panographic photo of the sanctuary . . .
That Thursday morning we had one super-athlete turtle out and about. When we first spotted him, he was doing laps in the pond . . .
One of the things that I really love about the turtles is their ability to hide in plain sight. Let me demonstrate:
Fear the Turtle! (Reference??)