Painted Turtle Eggs

In mid June we witnessed a turtle laying eggs in our garden. We anticipated they would hatch late August but we never saw any signs of a hatching. This past weekend I was digging in the garden to work leaves into the soil and encountered unhatched turtle eggs. We don’t know why they didn’t hatch. There were fully formed little turtles in a couple of them. Maybe some others hatched and we never saw them making their way to the pond. Maybe next year she will try again.