Painted Turtles at the State Park ...
This used to be a great spot for bird pictures. I saw my first Green Heron here, but today there were no birds, just turtles. I had to climb through a thicket of Hawthorn bushes to get to it ... yes, thorns and all. It's disappointing that they can't make an effort to keep the Hawthorn under control. It
is a nonnative invasive plant that is very destructive to a native ecosystem.
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