This is Chester. He is an eastern box turtle that lives at the nature center at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha. He used to be a classroom turtle, but now he is retired and lives at Heckrodt. He likes to hide under a log. The lady that works at Heckrodt let me help feed him! He eats berries and worms, but he didn’t want to eat last Saturday when I went to visit him.
Eastern box turtles live in the eastern United States. You might see one in the wild in Wisconsin, but it would be very rare. It is the state reptile of North Carolina.