I went out looking for more of Flower Mound's Nature today, making my first visit to Post Oak Park this morning. I'd passed the park entrance many times and noticed the small pond it included. Now was my chance to see what might live around that pond.
Pied-billed Grebe. As with my past encounters, this one was lazily swimming alone.
Mallard drake preferred to keep to the shaded section of the pond. I watched and waited for him to glide into a patch of sunlight.
smooth softshell. I'm always surprised at how easily startled turtles are, disappearing into the water at the slightest movement. This one was no exception, as shortly after this shot it noticed me shift and was gone with a slide and a splash.
Red-eared Slider before heading on my way.
Another pleasant surprise in our own neighborhood. I can't wait to see what hidden gem I'll learn about next!