So far this season I have rescued 5 turtles crossing busy roads in Tennessee. By rescue I mean placing them on the other side of the road in the direction they were heading. That makes me feel slightly good, but I’ve counted 19 dead on the road this season. I’ve read up some on boxer turtles and here are some interesting facts: Boxer turtles lay eggs at around 10 years … [Read more...] about Turtles need our help.
Driving through the Cherokee reservation in Tennessee after attending a week-long course at John C Campbell Folk School. I stopped at McDonald's for a cup of coffee and a value meal chicken sandwich. Entering McDonald's I held the door open for a nice Cherokee Indian lady and said hello. She said hello back to me. It’s best to tread very lightly in Indian territory, just in … [Read more...] about Smoky Mountain Newfound Gap Road.