After work Tuesday I hit up an area park as the 70-degree weather was just too good to resist going for a walk. It appeared the pond’s resident turtles had just woken up from their long winter’s nap (called brumation) and were warming themselves up and drying out.
Their shells were all very dirty so I am thinking this may very well have been their first day above the water’s surface for the season. I am no expert but I believe the turtles here are red-eared sliders and western painted turtles. Harsh afternoon light didn’t make for great pics but they were fun to see.