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Female Desert Tortoise   4 comments

desert tortoise (1 of 1) blogFemale Desert Tortoise Covering Her Eggs — Image by kenne

HELMET GIRL

It’s spring.

Yellow wildflowers

dot the desert

landscape.

Strong winds

 rain dusk

down on her.

She moves

at her own pace,

slow.

Having stored his sperm

from a casual meeting

last fall,

she carefully 

selects a place —

digging

in the dry

desert soil

burying

a clutch of eggs.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Tortoise   4 comments

Desert Tortoise (1 of 1) blog

Desert Tortoise (1 of 1)-2 blogDesert Tortoise — Late afternoon images in Sabino Canyon by kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Desert Tortoise   10 comments

Desert Tortoise In Our Courtyard

Desert Tortoise In Our Courtyard

Most of the time he is underground or under the courtyard ground cover.
Most of the time he is underground or under the courtyard ground cover.

Lately he has been wanted out of the courtyard area.

Lately he has wanted out of the courtyard area.

He is getting bored -- it is mating season.

He is getting bored — it is mating season.

He had made several attempt to get out, that I'm aware of.

He had made several attempt to get out, that I’m aware of.

Often with this result -- not to worry, he can right himself up.

Often with this result — not to worry, he can right himself up.

Life Goes Go — Images by kenne

Desert Tortoise
 
The Desert Tortoise is Dying out,
When I hear about their history I want to cry and shout,
Off-road vehicles are driven through their home,
To look for a new one they have to roam,
Their habitats have been destroyed,
I think the tortoises are sad and annoyed,
Even though the desert looks lifeless,
There are animals out there that are helpless,
If they die others will too,
Because living things are connected like paper and glue,
Everything in this world is linked,
So we need to help them before they’re extinct.

— Lynne Chen
(Lynne is a teenager whose dream job is to be an author and a pediatrician.)
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