I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated and inspired by the natural world. Now, as an ecologist and science educator, I strive to inspire others with a similar love and appreciation for science.
Before there was a Teacup Rex blog, there was concept artwork. At the time, I never intended to use this as a blog of my own . . . I was just squatting on the URL so I could sell it for millions of dollars someday, when some genetic genuis finally engineers a tiny T. rex. (And yeah, I’d still sell it for the right price haha), but I’m glad to have an actual blog here now. And also some cute artwork (drawn by me).
Here is a collection of links to articles I’ve written about western pond turtles.
This “Western Pond Turtle” category menu also includes a variety of content published by other people, most of which involves turtles from my lab. Just continue scrolling down through this category page to see articles, images, and videos I’ve shared from other sources.
My Thesis Research
In these posts, I talk about my master’s thesis research into the nesting behavior and nest site selection of western pond turtles.
End of Field Season (July 1, 2013)
7th World Congress of Herpetology (August 13, 2012)
Field Season: June 8 (June 8, 2012)
Emerging Baby Turtles (April 23, 2012)
Wildlife Society Western Section (February 2, 2012)
End of Field Season (July 3, 2011)
Turtle Release (June 30. 2011)
Field Season: June 29th (June 29, 2011)
Field Season: June 28th (June 28, 2011)
Field Season: June 23 (June 23, 2011)
Field Season: June 21st (June 21, 2011)
Field Season: Cobb Mountain (June 19, 2011)
Western Section Poster (February 1, 2011)
Turtle Research (December 9, 2010)
A Photo of Me (July 1, 2010)
Additional Turtle Posts By Me
These are posts I’ve written about western pond turtles that are not directly related to my own research. Most of them talk about our headstarting program, which I participated in by collecting, incubating, and hatching eggs, as well as regular data collection about the growth of hatchlings before their release back into the wild.
Tiny and Adorable Western Pond Turtles (September 11, 2013)
Turtles! (June 10, 2013)
Grumpyface (September 8, 2012)
Brand New Babies (September 5, 2012)
We Have a Baby! (September 2, 2012)
Soon, Very Soon . . . (August 31, 2012)
Baby Turtle Release (August 20, 2012)
Me and My BB! (August 17th, 2012)
201 (July 18th, 2012)
Baby Turtles (May 8, 2012)
Western Pond Turtle Hatchling (September 15, 2011)
Western Pond Turtle (drawn by me) (September 15, 2011)