Don’t you just love when learning happens without having to work at it? Last week, we had one of those moments. It was beautiful. The kids had several classes at Latta Plantation last week (actually every week through May!). Most days only one kiddo had class and the others did work and explored.
Parks enjoys sitting by the small ornamental pond in the back of the nature center. He checks on the tadpoles, watches the water, and observes the birds. Well…on Tuesday, he was doing his normal pond squatting and saw a turtle. He ran inside very excited for everyone to come see the turtle.
The manager of the nature center joined us as we went to see the turtle. When we got to the little lady, the manager checked her out and realized that she was very old and very sick. He brought her in and started her way to recovery with a bath and sent her on the vet. The next day, Parks asked about how she was doing. The answer was amazing. She is doing well. She had an infection in her eyes and throat which was preventing her from eating and limiting her breathing. If she had not been found, then probably would have died pretty quickly. She should be fully recovered in 8 weeks. Parks saved the turtle. He is very excited. Hopefully, he will get to release her when she comes back home to the nature center!
****A quick update: The turtle is doing very well. She is eating and drinking. I just received updated photos of her today. Check them out below!