In early April, I posted an article that contained a close-up of a turtle on the sidewalk in Petaluma’s Lucchesi Park (See Lucchesi Turtle…Soaking up some rays!)
Knowing absolutely nothing about turtles, I named it BT (Big Turtle). After searching through a few books, my wife discovered that it was a Western Pond Turtle.
As it turns out, BT is not alone. A few weeks ago I noticed a bump or lump on the pontoon dock in the middle of the lake. I could not make it out, so I grabbed my camera and zoomed in on the dock.
Voila! There was “my” turtle!
I took a photo.
As I was setting up for another photo, I noticed another turtle coming out of the water.
Then a third turtle arrived on scene…
It does appear that the third turtle is a different species. Notwithstanding, they were gathering together to soak up some rays!