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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Turtle Pond at Alice Keck Gardens

The Turtle Pond at Alice Keck Park in Santa Barbara!

Lilly pads and turtles!

Mama turtle and baby turtle.

And ol' mossy turtle!



  1. Great. I used to keep Turtles, till they all escaped!

  2. A Santa Barbara "Must See". Beautiful.
    Plus, the trails around it have exotic flora of all types with signs naming them.
    The turtles (Red Eared Sliders) are aquatic and only eat under water. They live to ~50 years old. Males have long nails. Females lay eggs, without a male around, just like women drop their eggs. They hibernate, unless kept up through winter in a home. They are sensitive to vibration. They need a dock with overhead heat lamp, so they can dry out and warm up. The Sun's Vitamin D is needed for their shell.


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