On June 15, 1940, a tiny turtle named Leopold lived up to his royal name by winning first place in Mount Airy’s Turtle Derby. The prize? Twenty dollars.
Tracking Turtles with the Box Turtle Connection
Why did the turtle cross the road? Turns out, it was following the homing instinct that forever draws it back to where it was born. Across the state, citizen scientists collect data that may help protect this beloved reptile — and sometimes lend a hand to turtles in trouble.
A Marine Mission in the Lowcountry
Discover finned friends, a sea turtle hospital, and a quest for conservation at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.
Bog Turtles Have Reason to Smile in Wilkes County
They may be tiny, but these wee bog turtles are tough.