Monday, March 22, 2010
It was unseasonably warm a few days ago as I walked around Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. At the far end of the park where it's shallow and a bit secluded, I saw what I thought was a protruding rock poking up above the puffs of algae. A bit of movement made me realize that it was a turtle, drifting on the nearly non-existent current and basking in the sun. It may be a Painted Turtle but I wasn't able to see any more than some stripes on it's chin, so I'm not sure.