Eastern Painted Turtle
Yes, this turtle shell is peeling. It is not diseased. Peeling is a normal occurrence for water turtles that bask in the sun. It helps them stay clean, and a clean shell is critical to absorb heat from the sun.
Don't you just love these tiny white mushrooms? They are growing in a crack of the backrest of a bench along the path. Granted, it is a wooden bench, but I still thought it was neat!
Fern Fall Foliage