Turtle Power

On the Greenline 8/16/13

I’ve mentioned that on my birthday, my mom and I rode bikes on the Greenline. The Greenline crosses over the Wolf River, and there’s a swampy area just before it (on the Shelby Farms side) where I’d seen flocks of ducks before. So we stopped and spent a few minutes dashing from one side of the bridge to another, exclaiming about the wildlife.

  On the Greenline 8/16/13 

According to my research, these turtles are red-eared sliders.

  On the Greenline 8/16/13

On the Greenline 8/16/13 

I spotted this guy sunning!

  On the Greenline 8/16/13 

The Greenline in general is full of butterflies. I think these are actually moths, but they’re still pretty all in a row. We also saw plenty of huge catfish, but they didn’t stay at the surface long enough for photos.

If you have kids, it’s worth taking them to this bridge to see a lot of nature in one place!

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4 Responses to Turtle Power

  1. Alyssa says:

    These are such great pictures!!! I LOVE Turtles!!

  2. Jessica says:

    I think those are Painted Lady butterflies! Like the ones I grew. :)

    http://blog.greengatephoto.com/search/label/butterfly%20garden

  3. kateschell says:

    ARE THOSE TURTLES FUZZY? They look fuzzy or furry or mossy or something wonderful and I want one! #turtlelady

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