Coloring Page: The ABCs of Ohio Plants & Animals | E

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Here, you’ll find a fun coloring sheet featuring the ABCs of Ohio’s native flora and fauna.

Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) get their name because their centrally hinged plastron (lower shell) enables both front and rear portions of the plastron to be drawn up tightly against their carapace (upper shell). This means box turtles can completely “box” themselves inside their shell for protection.

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Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)
Did You Know? Male box turtles typically have red irises and females have brown irises. Can you tell if this eastern box turtle is male or female?

Information gathered from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.