The first turtles have made their appearance for 2011. The picture below was taken by my wife, Sandi, yesterday afternoon along with several other ones while standing on our back porch.
The picture below also shows some of the small fish ( the dark shadows) currently teeming in the creek. There has been no sign on the Asian Carp that normally by now would be consuming everything in sight.
While you can't tell it from these pictures, the bank from our apartment down to the small creek is extremely steep. This means that I no longer can go fishing down there like I used to. Instead, I sit on my porch and read and watch the creek when I can sit up for awhile. I managed to get out there yesterday for about an hour and it was nice to see that the turtles had returned.
Hopefully, the bull frogs will soon be back as well.