Blanding's Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii 

Body Length:Up to 10"
Weight:Up to 4 lbs
Geographic Distribution:Northern midwest and northeast United States and southeast Canada
Habitat:Wetlands, grasslands, and shrublands 
Wild Diet:Fish, insects, crustaceans, leaves, and seeds
Status in the Wild: Endangered
Location:Hamill Family Nature Plaza, The Swamp

A Blanding's turtle can be identified by its bright yellow chin and throat and bright yellowish flecks on its shell.

In the winter, Blanding’s turtles cover themselves with mud and silt at the bottom of rivers and lakes and enter a period of inactivity similar to hibernation.