Turtles and tadpoles were having a nice Saturday afternoon at the Cincinnati Nature Center when Todd and I visited. Their leader, Tom, was eager to greet the visitors with a whistle or an old tale or two. Gabby, his wife, was more of the shy type and stayed mostly tucked away in her shell. The tadpole gang was putting on their annual spring dance. They looped in and out, moving to the music of the local bird band. Soon, they would grow into nice croaking frogs and teach the birds a thing or two. Before we left, we stopped off at Fannie Claire Andy’s pond. She was enjoying a nice sun, pretending not to notice the rowdy children running about. Turtles and tadpoles are quite the hosts.