Tortoise vs Turtle
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Tortoise vs Turtle

Writing a story about tortoises was quite an education for Amy and me!  One of the first thing we learned while writing The Story of Neeps & Tattie is that land tortoises can live a long time! In fact, many owners include for the perpetual care of their tortoises in their wills! In fact, as…

Earth Day
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Earth Day

To many Indigenous peoples the Tortoise and Turtle are the oldest symbol of Mother Earth. The Iroquois First Nation of North America believes they are descended from the turtle that got rid of its shell and that the earth rests on the back of the Great Turtle. Other First Nation American Tribes see the turtle as…

World Turtle Day
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World Turtle Day

Neeps and Tattie will hatch officially on “World Turtle Day”. World Turtle Day was created as a yearly observance to help people celebrate and protect tortoises and turtles and their rapidly disappearing environments all over the world.   As Diane and I began to research and write our book, social media posts of these wonderful…