I stopped on the way north today and did some more checking of the North Country Trail between Albion and Battle Creek. This includes some nice riverwalk sections in Albion and Marshall. The river is the Kalamazoo River.
Some of it was a really nice raised boardwalk.
But the really best part was this sight. Can you tell what it is? Two logs with turtles on them. For right now, just look at the big ones.
I think this is the biggest softshell turtle I've ever seen. It's about 16-18 inches long.
For perspective look at the closer log. There are two painted turtles on the front of it- about 6 inches long. Then there are two softshells in the middle that are maybe a foot long. Then one of the monsters on the far end.
This is the closest look I've ever gotten at these guys! What do you think it's thinking?
I'm back at Chuck & Sylvia's tonight. Probably home tomorrow.
Total NCT miles for 2020- 205
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