Sunday, May 22, 2011

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate World Turtle Day

 Image by Michael Elliott via

Did you know that tomorrow, May 23rd, is World Turtle Day?  Yeah, neither did I.  My friend Lolamouse left me and Pokey a comment on my other blog to make sure that we knew.  Thanks!!  Once I knew, I decided I should put together a list of ways that the average person could celebrate World Turtle Day.  The purpose is to raise awareness about turtles.  You can help do that without spending a dime!

#5 - Wear something with turtles on it and/or set the desktop background and screensaver on your computer(s) to turtle images.  If those around you comment on how cute the photo is or how they love turtles, tell them it is World Turtle Day.  Even some of us that want to be in the know didn't know... you know?

#4 - Participate in a contest through facebook to show your support.  The latest one offers the Twilight Tortoise as a prize.  All you have to do is like a few pages and leave a comment to enter.  Not too tough.

#3 - Buy yourself a little something turtle themed...  a decorative item for your house, a new necklace, a painting or sculpture...  I recommend further spreading the love to those who love turtles by

#2 - Donate to a turtle charity!  I will list American Tortoise Rescue here since they sponsor the annual World Turtle Day celebration.  Feel free to research other places that need help.  There are so many.

#1 - Adopt a turtle or tortoise.  What better way to show your support than to take in one of the orphans of the world.  Turtle ownership is a big responsibility though, so please make sure you know what you're getting in to before you rush out to buy your child a little green dude.

Thanks for reading and HAPPY WORLD TURTLE DAY everyone!


  1. Hi Rachel -

    I'm thinking of a funny turtle story and maybe I can get it posted manana. First I need some inspiration. Do you have any info you can email that may help inspire me? Sadly, I'm well schooled on turtle ways so....maybe you can help. Happy Sunday to you. :)

  2. I emailed you on facebook bjbohls. :)

  3. Happy world Turtle day ....As always...XOXOXO

  4. I hope you got Pokey a special treat for World Turtle Day - I have my turtle T-shirt and I'll be doning it with a smile x