Over the last few days I've been seeing lots of turtles. Most of these turtles have been sunning themselves and have been the common eastern painted turtles. I've also seen several large snapping turtles and these, as well as one of the painted turtles have been traveling across land from one pond to another. At least that is what it seemed to be what they were doing since they appeared to have left one body of water and were heading in the direction of another one very close by.This is the time of year that many animals and birds are thinking about mating and reproducing and turtles are no different. Female turtles generally won't lay eggs in our area until June but many will be starting to think of mating very soon.