Well after looking around a little on the web I discovered that there is a little nature trail to a lake with an observation dock very close to my house. So Moira and I headed out to take a look. It was a little after 1:00 so the birds were all taking a rest in the shade, but some turtles were taking advantage of the warm sunshine .
Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta
These guys are pretty unimpressive from the top, but their undersides have bright red and yellow patterns which give them their name.
Red eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans (invasive species)