Turtle Encounters and a Monarch Waystation at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, May 20, 2017

This weekend I visited the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.  My favorite part is their abundant herb garden which also serves as a pollinator habitat.  Each time I visit I'm in awe of all the hummingbirds, bees and butterflies I see.  It also hosts an impressive display of scented pelargoniums.  You can imagine the wonderful fragrance walking through.  On my walk today I came upon a turtle warming himself in the morning sun.  It's not often I come upon a turtle and lucky for me, he was content to continue enjoying the sunshine while I snapped a few photos.  

I was also super excited to see that The Arboretum is now an official Monarch Waystation!  Monarch Waystations are places that provide the necessary resources to help sustain the monarch butterfly population.  I have a butterfly garden of my own and so it's was very inspiring.