This video, by Monte Ladner who graciously volunteered his talent and time to APCC, tells the story of Susan Baur and her connection to the Cape’s freshwater ponds. Monte has two more videos in the works. We can’t wait!

Dr. Susan Baur is an 81 year old clinical psychologist with an interest in the nature of the many ponds throughout Cape Cod, and especially the turtles living in those ponds. She has been swimming with those turtles for the past seventeen years and working tirelessly as an advocate for the preservation of the pond environment. Susan has written four children’s books about the turtles and has been involved with programs to teach children in local schools about ponds and turtles.
She has become known as “The Turtle Lady.”

Watch the video below.

Got a Pond Story you want to share? Email Kristin Andres

Pond Stories are a collection of writings from Cape Codders and visitors who love the 1000 local ponds that dot the Cape. We hope this collection of stories, that are as much endearing as they are environmentally aware, will awaken your inner environmentalist to think deeper about our human impacts to these unique bodies of water. Check out these valuable resources to learn more about the current challenges Cape Cod ponds are facing and how you can be a better pond steward in your town.