Tortoise tots

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It is that time of year again where the baby gopher tortoises are hatching. We celebrated these little babies toddler tuesday style with songs, fingerplay, stories, and a fun little craft.  This week we read “That’s Not Fair Hare”, about a clever tortoise that outwits an arrogant rabbit.

thats not fare hare

We even had a few baby visitors to inspire our craft:

gopher tort

See the family resemblance?

tortoise tots

It is a real toss up of who is cuter, the tort or the tot?

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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