in the 4-inch range, but thin
Too long for Stagmomantis, no noticeable wings, maybe a nymph of a chinese mantis?
I need to get a camera with a better zoom.
Small turtle with a keeled shell, and a bluish looking head, instead of the yellow markings of cooters. 90% a Cagle's Map Turtle, ID was made with binoculars.
below the dam
rounded shell, yellow on face (visible in binoculars)
just below the dam
The large turtle had bold yellow marking on the face and a rounded shell (all visible in binoculars)
The small turtle might have been a Map Turtle, but couldn't tell for certain
very low-growing plant
reminds me of Gaura
the plant didn't have leaves
I saw 26 birds, all adult, and heard many more
where are the chicks?