snapping turtle walking on pavement


Increased sightings of snapping turtles occur in the spring as they leave their aquatic habitat to lay eggs on land. The ponds of Wompatuck State Park are home to these ancient reptiles. This large snapper was seen at the park last weekend. [Skip Tull photo]

young white girl riding horse around trash can cones


Charlotte Higgins, 10, of Hull, and her pony “Molly” won first place in the barrel racing competition novice division at Branded Acres Farm, in Plympton, on Sunday, April 11. It was the very first competition for Charlotte, who rides with Rope n Turn Farm, located in East Freetown. [Photos courtesy of Gary Higgins Photography]

GOLDEN HOUR. The sight of hundreds of daffodils dancing against the latticework on Mariner’s Park’s gazebo fascinated 3-year-old Corvid Martinez yesterday as he visited with his father. The blooms are part of Hull’s Daffodil Trail, a project started by Hull Garden Club member Anne Musmeci more than 25 years ago. April is the best month…