My name is Maximillian (friends call me Max) Terrepene
I’m now about 12 winters old.
I was brought home by a child when I was really small (illegally), and as the child grew he lost interest in me so the family just took me out into the woods and released me.
Before they released me, I watched them using their computer and saw the Nature Abounds page when they were looking at the Watch the Wild program. Well, long story short I am a smart guy and I remembered the address.
I stopped by the Nature Abounds office and asked them if they could help me spread the word about myself and my relatives and friends I met along my travels to get to their office.
Nature Abounds told me they would help in any way they could if I could help teach them what I know. I, of course, agreed because I realized that without them knowing what me and my relatives are dealing with how could the know how to change things and make it better for all of us.
I plan on working with the staff at Nature Abounds for the rest of my life (another 90+ years if all goes well) spreading the word about turtles also called tortoises and teaching all I know about my other friends in the wild that I've met in my journeys.
My Coloring Book and story is here
Max's "Turtle Facts" fact sheet #1
Informative fact sheet about Turtles - see it here
Max's "Turtle Anatomy" fact sheet #2
Fact sheet showing the parts of a turtle - see it here
Nature's News - Nature Abounds' newsletter special edition May - June 2011 is dedicated to Turtles/Tortoises - Get it Here
These are a couple of my friends helping to save Turtles, Tortoises and Amphibians.