Sun at last! We stopped in Eugene at Delta Ponds to bird on our way back to Adair Village today. People were out walking and biking, the birds were out, but it was the turtles that caught our attention. They were out in mass on every log. I took this photo of this family of Western Pond Turtles whom seemed the most organized in their effort to soak up the sun. I've read that turtles need the heat from the sun to be able to digest their food.
Editorial Note: I originally mistakenly assumed these where Western Pond Turtles. I now believe they are Red-Eared Sliders, a very competitive non-native species.