Turtles are one of the oldest reptile groups in existence – dating back to 157 million years ago. One of the most common turtle families that is well known is the Emydidae, commonly called the pond turtles or marsh turtles. These turtles are typically either strictly carnivorous or strictly herbivorous (although a shift occurs from carnivore to herbivore in some species).
Terrestrial turtles will eat grasses, fruit, berries, mushrooms, and flowers. This family is also the most common in the pet trade. If you absolutely have to have a pet turtle, think about its diet and what it would be like in the wild. Many turtles are endangered today, and it is imperative that we become more aware of habitat and our impact on their survival!
August’s design honors the turtle – and its herbivorous lifestyle – as it eats a strawberry growing out of a shirt pocket!
A bee and a hummingbird share some honeycomb. Although the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) is the most common bee used commercially and for much of global pollination, it still produces some great local honeys in the USA!
This design is available on multiple sizes and colors of garments – all 100% proudly made in the USA!
More about the honeybee:
Honeybees are facing Colony Collapse Disorder – due to insecticides, habitat loss, and other causes. They are absolutely critical to the pollination of flowers, fruits, and vegetables – 30+% of our crops are cross-pollinated by bees.
Take action today!
Consider your options when buying honey – local honey is truly better.
Consider beekeeping. There are some great resources on getting started and many different types of starter kits available.
Grow local/native plants that attract pollinators.
Teach your kids about bees today – respect, value, and the need for them in the future.