On the day I visited the Lily Lake, hoping to see the large numbers of migratory Pelicans passing through the region, I was welcomed instead by many, many turtles. Most of the turtles looked to be the Painted variety. They enjoyed basking on the logs partially submerged and resting on the shallow lake’s floor.
The Amana Lily Lake is located between Middle Amana and Main Amana very near the Amana appliance factory, now owned by Whirlpool. Here is a shot I took of the Lake last September when the Lotus Lillies are in full bloom.