Turtles just seem to show up at the oasis whenever there's water. I guess they're just plain old mud turtles.
This turtle likes to sit atop a dead yucca that the June rain washed into the pond.
Now he can survey his shrinking kingdom. Hope we get another big rain soon so the pond won't dry up quite as fast. Meanwhile the dragonflies are laying eggs like crazy...
Another reason to love them---- they eat mosquito larva! So if there's larva the gambusias can't get to, not to worry, plenty of dragonflies to gobble them up.