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Habitat Horticulture

LxL Habitat Horticulture

These posts give an overview of the types of projects students in the Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading™ Habitat Horticulture program lead.

 

Children's Pollinator Books Read Aloud

Mon, June 29, 2020

Students participating in our Learning by Leading Habitat Horticulture program read children's books about pollinators. These videos were created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for kids (and adults!) to learn more about the importance of pollinators as we all sheltered in place. 

Explore nature from home with iNaturalist

Thu, April 09, 2020
Download the iNaturalist app, record your encounters with insects, plants and other organisms, connect with experts who can identify the animals/plants you find, create useful data through your findings, and more!

Building Blocks for Resilient Gardens

Mon, March 09, 2020
As we look to the future, we want to broaden our scope to support landscapes that are not just sustainable, but also resilient. Find plant recommendations and tips on how to build a resilient garden at home.

Pollinator-Attracting Container Plantings on Display for the Public

Mon, January 06, 2020
The Arboretum and Public Garden’s  Leading by Learning™  Habitat Horticulture team is exhibiting their newly designed pollinator-friendly containers at the Arboretum Terrace Garden and Lois Crowe Patio in the Davis Commons. 

Pollinator Plant List: Hummingbirds

Wed, October 09, 2019

Did you know hummingbirds move much faster and over considerably larger areas than insect pollinators do? With their fast wings, compact size and slender bills, it's no wonder that these tiny birds play such an important role in our environment. Unfortunately, due to climate change, habitat loss and a variety of other human-caused influences, researchers consider nearly 15% of hummingbird species vulnerable to extinction. 

Bee Campus USA designation brings buzz to UCD, community

Tue, October 08, 2019
As a sign of its commitment to pollinator health, UC Davis recently became the first University of California campus to become certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate, via the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Planning your own super bloom

Fri, September 20, 2019
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will begin selling research-backed selection of native annual wildflower seeds that are proven to attract pollinators.

California Native Wildflower Seeds

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is piloting the sale of native wildflower seeds at its upcoming Fall 2019 plant sales. The wildflower seeds selected for sale to the public were chosen based on research done by the UC Davis Pollination Ecology lab led by  Dr. Neal Williams which found that these species attract local pollinators that will continually revisit! 

UC Davis Blossoms as Next Bee Campus USA in the Nation

Wed, July 24, 2019
The University of California, Davis has become the first University of California campus and 78th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program.