Again, there were LOTS of turtles. I was intrigued by the colors in the water here.
Someone else on the boardwalk pointed out this tiny turtle hatchlet.
In exchange, we pointed out a large, male, American bullfrog (the yellow spot near the middle of this photo. Click for a larger view.)
There were also minnows and Louisiana crawfish.
I saw 3 bluegills in total. These were pretty small. Certainly nothing larger than 5-6" long. (Thanks to my blog-friend, the Freak for the ID.)
There were irises in bloom all over.
Also this false indigo bush (thanks to TulsaRose and ecrane3 at Dave's Garden for the ID!)
This dragonfly had caught something for lunch.
Far from the well-traveled boardwalk area, we came upon this broad-winged hawk (my best informed guess right now. If you can refute this ID with evidence, please feel free. Currently running a close second guess is red-tailed hawk.)
A mother duck flew across the pond, followed by 7 or so ducklings (who could not yet fly, but seemed to paddle close to the speed of sound.)
I'm getting to a point where I really need to get my cameras cleaned, so I apologize in advance for the somewhat grainy shots.
In other news, I've got my solo show at the 9th St. Gallery in Abita Springs set up.