Spotted turtle

Spotted Turtle (Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina)
Spotted turtles live in marshes, wet pastures, Carolina bays, ditches, canals, temporary pools, and small streams. They prefer still slow-moving, shallow water with lots of aquatic vegetation.

Spotted Turtle (Chesapeake Bay Program)
The spotted turtle is a small semi-aquatic species known for the bright yellow spots that dot its dark shell. The species is listed as threatened in several states.

Spotted Turtle (State of Connecticut DEEP)
The spotted turtle is omnivorous, feeding on aquatic plants, small fish, snails, worms, slugs, spiders, tadpoles, and small crustaceans. Interestingly, this species will only feed under water.

Spotted Turtle Fact Sheet (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)
Spotted turtles are active from March to October and may be seen singly or in groups basking in the sun. The breeding season extends from March to May.

Here spot! (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has contracted with the Orianne Society to learn more about the at-risk turtle. This article discusses the multi-state research project.