Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta


Medium-sized turtle with a dark shell that has olive lines running across the carapace, dividing the large scutes. The margin of both the carapace and plastron have black and red markings. The head, neck, and legs have yellow stripes. The plastron was yellow-orange in color.


This turtle was on the side of a road at a nature center. The area had lots of freshwater and wet, deciduous forests.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks :)

SarahWhitt 3 years ago

NICE!! ;)

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2017
Submitted on Jun 14, 2017

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Painted Turtle Painted Turtle Painted turtle Painted Turtle

Nearby Spottings

English Plantain Stinky Squid Hobomok Skipper Megacollybia Mushroom
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors