Along the walkways at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, I only had to look over the railings to see frogs, turtles, and beautiful wildflowers which added vibrant colors to the green (vegetation) and blackness (water) of the swamp.
(11-Jun-2017: Eliza Waters gave me pointers on the names of the turtles and flowers and I have updated this post accordingly.)
At first I thought this was a rock, but then it moved very slowly. It was a Snapping Turtle.
There was another more recognizable Eastern Painted Turtle which only poked its head above the water. It was smaller than the one above.
A handsome Green Frog was basking in the early morning sun.