|Turtles were basking in The Lake. Red-eared sliders are the most commonly seen. Click to enlarge.
|Scanning the waters there often turns up a Chinese softshell turtle like this one.
|This raccoon was hanging around the Oak Bridge.
|A pair of Paria beetles was mating on a leaf.
|An ant-mimic spider lurked.
|This Isodontia wasp glittered in the fleeting sunshine.
|A green Agapostemon bee posed on a pink rose.
|And the Shakespeare Garden was full of blossoms.
You never know what you will find when you take a walk in the park, but... John Muir once said: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."