My husband is currently building a cottage just a few minutes drive from our house. If the weather is nice, we like to go down to the jobsite and visit. My girls enjoy the monkey swing that hangs in a big old tree on the property as well as exploring the lakeside.
As we were leaving today, I just happened to look down and noticed what appeared to be a toy turtle right next to my foot. I pointed it out to my girls we discovered that it was a REAL turtle.
This is little Togo. Isn’t he (she?) adorable?
We decided to bring it home and set up a habitat so that we could take care of it and observe it for a week or two. Then, we’ll take it back to the lake and set it free.
I must admit, Togo is ridiculously cute. Every time I peer into the habitat, I catch myself saying, “Awwwwww….”
I just love how, even on days when I don’t have much by way of planned homeschooling on our agenda, something comes along that inspired research and learning!