Aeternal Turtles


In this high-speed world, it’s easy to get caught up in fleeting moments and short-term measurements of success. Every now and again, we like to remember the timelessness of nature, noticing the eternal cycles that came before—and will long outlive—our current way of being. 

On the theme of eternal life, today’s nature share comes from our friend Ilana Weinstein, a Bronx-based urban park ranger, environmental educator and nature lover. Here’s what Ilana has to say about a timeless treasure found here in the Bronx: 

“The Bronx is home to many beings, including this rare turtle that was recently found in Van Cortlandt Park. This turtle, the Northern red bellied cooter, is rare in NY and has a near threatened conservation status. Some of its more common cousins, including painted turtles and snapping turtles, can be found in many body's of water throughout the Bronx.” 

Go forth & find some more turtles! Let us know what you discover in the comments below :)

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