Boys and Girls and Turtles and Myrtles

October 13, 2012 | Greg Dodge

Groundsel Tree is in bloom, both male and female plants have flowers at this time.

Male flowers.

Female flowers.

A few small diameter logs have drifted over towards the Wetlands Overlook and the sliders have taken to basking on the logs.

Five Yellow-bellied Sliders catch some fall sun. What’s that on the right?

There’s a frog on the log!

Bullfrog shares the log with the turtles.

Myrtle Warblers (you may know them as Butter Butts) are in. I saw the first one here at the Museum last Saturday (10/6).

A Myrtle Warbler.

Besides the butter butts, both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and other migrants were observed over the past several days. Keep your eyes peeled!

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