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Growing Native with Petey Mesquitey: Terrapene ornata
Mr. Mesquitey loves box turtles, in case you didn't know.
near the banks of the ol' guajolote
Summer rains bring much excitement to the semi-arid landscapes of southeastern Arizona. Plants and animals that haven't been seen for quite some time seem to appear out of nowhere and there is much celebration. In the desert grassland that surrounds the Mesquitey homestead, the appearance of the western box turtle during summer monsoon creates quite a stir.