Turtles are really interesting creatures. I spotted these smaller turtles basking on the bank of the small Koi pond at our local park. As a few people came close to the group, the turtles decided to head to the water. This was the first time I had seen a group of turtles at this pond.
I am not sure which kind of turtle these are. They may be Box Turtles or maybe Sliding Turtles. I think these reptiles are doing a great job of steering clear of the family of Great Blue Herons that share this scenic horticultural park. I took these pictures on April 10, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!