Deborah Costine Puppeteer!
6 Wood Street
Southborough, MA 01772-1944
(508) 481-6837


"Blanding" the turtle is on a journey in search of a new, safe wetland habitat.  The little pond where she has lived for forty years is no longer safe!  A road has been built between her pond and the high sandy hill where she goes every spring to lay her eggs.  Blanding knows what happens when a turtle tries to cross a road! 

When she meets young Castor the Beaver, who is eager to build a dam and create a new pond , she sees that her problems might be solved.  We also meet her friend, the Blue Spotted Salamander as well as a little boy named Edward and his nature-loving babysitter Rachel, who teaches Edward how to look closely at nature for signs of animals and their activities.

Funded in part by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

This original story by Deborah Costine shows Blanding the turtle in search of a new wetland habitat. Appropriate for ages 5 and up, this show supports the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for biology for grades K-5.