With the forecast calling for rain the entire rest of the week after today, it was time to get out and shoot. The closest location I'd yet to visit from the Great Texas Wildlife Trails list -- River Legacy Parks in Arlington.
The parks border a long stretch of the Trinity River, and are adjacent to the Village Creek Drying Beds where I had my encounter with the bobcat last month. I expected to have a chance at some birds, turtles in the river and hopefully some nice scenic shots of the water. Eager to get a fairly early start once the kids were off to school, I pulled into the parking lot at 9 a.m.
red-eared slider was caught out on land, and had no choice but to let me shoot him. It does take a little patience to wait for a turtle to stick its neck out just far enough to get some nice sunlight on its eyeball, for what that's worth.
daffodils starting to bloom in our home gardens. It was nice to see some along the trail, too.
Really enjoyable visit, definitely boosted by the friendly staff. With six miles of trail still unexplored, I'll most definitely be back. But since I was already sweating in winter, I can't imagine what it must be like in the summer!