Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Deep Run Park Turtles

Sunday April 10. My favorite little local park is Deep Run Park, a county park about seven miles from my house. I often go there to run. There is a great two mile circuit - 1.8 miles actually but I usually add some little spurs to bump it up - that included a few steep grades and a lot of variety. I enjoy people watching there as I run or walk along. You see all races, many national origins, all ages - everyone just getting along and enjoying life, which in my view is how it should be. There are also a lot of dogs, and it cool to see them with owners. So this past Sunday, I went there to walk four miles and see if I could see some wildlife, which I did: turtles! Here are some photos from my walk:

This looks like a slider of some kind:

View of the pond at Deep Run Park:

Suspicious eyes:

Turtle near the bank:

Typical of the trails running through Deep Run Park:


  1. I really like turtles. I'm hoping to see some around my lake.
    Looks like a nice walk.

  2. I have been fascinated with turtles for as long as I can remember. Actually, all reptiles. I am one of the rare people who finds snakes beautiful and fascinating. As my friend Jackie told me just last week regarding this: "You're weird, Art!" :)