I went birding this morning with the South Lane Birders at the Row River Nature Park in Cottage Grove. I had last birded with them in April, but have been gone much of the time and so have missed their monthly outings at Row River Nature Park. It was fun to bird with them again and I counted 18 species that we were able to identify, not as many as before, but much harder to see the birds with all the foliage. We did get distracted for a while at looking at turtles and trying to decide if they were Western Pond Turtles or the non-native Red Sliders. All in all, a great place to bird, and wonderful people to bird with.