Lucca’s botanical gardens turtles sunning on lily leaves in the pond

Made a quick trip to Lucca’s botanical gardens this afternoon.  The fun sight  were the turtles sunning themselves on the water lily leaves.  Here are some photos that will make you smile.lucca Italy botanical gardens sign smalllucca Italy botanical gardens 2 water lillies small lucca Italy botanical gardens bee smalllucca Italy botanical gardens turtle 1small lucca Italy botanical gardens turtle smallThis last turtle that is lying on the leaf like a dog with his legs splayed out the back was only about 5 inches long. I tried to look up what kind of turtles these are and I think they are European pond turtles; emys orbicularis ,  If this is wrong and someone knows please put it in the comments.

A good day in the sunny garden

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