Western Pond Turtles
|Set aside for the public. Protected from development. A haven for wildlife.|
|A screen of Spike Rush (Eleochaeris macrostachya) at the water's edge
and an old log provide a sheltered basking site.
|Where canyons drain the surrounding watershed, gravel shoals collect at the water's edge. Ideal basking spots.|
|Watershed view with a single, blighted oak.|
|Lakeside vegetation, both onshore and along the water's edge.|
|A shallow cove formed by watershed drainage with basking areas on both sides.|
|View of earthen dam from the east shore.|
|Drainage channel feeding spillway.|
|Earthen dam with view of an old ranch road leading to the ridge top.|
|Below the dam, path leads into the forest. Yellow flowers are Smooth Hawksbeard, a favorite nectar source for insects.|
|For additional information: Secret Lives of Western Pond Turtles: .ppt (2.76MB) .pdf (177kb)|
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