Today I was taking pictures of the bullfrogs sunning at Nance Pond. Then I noticed something at the far end of the pond, a Western Pond turtle. I had not seen one here before.
These turtles are California’s only native freshwater turtle species. They are now endangered, with an estimated 25% of the population left. They can live to be 50 years old. I am grateful we have at least one here.
Please enjoy these seven recent pictures – two of Nance Pond, and the remaining five of the turtle: