Monday, May 4, 2009

Turtle Hump

Where I work we have hundreds of acres of land. It is in the country although unfortunately it seems we are moving closer to the big city, which would be Toronto. Subdivisions are springing up around but for the time being we have so many different wildlife including deer, fox, trumpeter swans, all kinds of birds including the osprey. Everyone is excited to have them come back and nest. I'll try to take a picture of where they nest and show you.

We have a lake with lots of fish but don't allow fishing. Outdoor school groups as well as management from different industry use the property for skiing, walking trails, canoeing and kayaking to name some.

On Friday on my way home I chuckled at this newly created sign on the property.

You see we also have big turtles. We have to be careful when driving by in case one is taking a leisurely jaunt across the road.

Sometimes a large female turtle will decide to lay her eggs and guard them by the side of the road on the gravel. Pilons are put around her so drivers will be aware.

Its a wonderful environment we work at..... Hope you have a lovely day...Judi xoxo


Marilyn said...

That really is a nice place. How wonderful to have all that wildlife. I wish we had turtle signs. At a certain time of the year they cross the roads here. Love your post.

Darlene said...

Oh what a fabulous place to work. I would be guilty of constantly watching out the window trying to catch a peek at the wildlife. We definitely need turtle signs around Marily says at a certain time of the year they are everywhere.

Shelia said...

Sounds like a lovely spot to go to work! That's cute about the hump sign! I ran over a big turtle once not know what it was until I looked into my rearview mirror and saw little arms and legs flying all over the place. I actually pulled the car over and cried!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a nice place to open!
I know I'd have to be very careful driving around there as I'd be trying to take in the sights too!
We don't have much wild life in the burbs, but every now and then I see opossums, squirrels and there are lots and lots of wild parrots here.

Smilingsal said...

I've never seen a road sign like this!

Kim's Treasures said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to live! Cute sign...too funny!

Julie said...

Now that is one cool sign!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've never seen a "turtle hump" sign! How fun! I love it, and I love that nesting turtles are protected. Thanks for sharing this. laurie

imjacobsmom said...

That's neat Judi! I've never been to Toronto, but I've been to Thunder Bay and Winipeg numerous times. Kekabeka Falls sure is pretty! ~ Robyn