Saturday, February 18
UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Arboretum Headquarters
9 a.m.–4 p.m., multiple locations throughout campus (see below)
Go behind the scenes to explore and engage with scientists and students as you learn about the diversity of life right here on campus from 12 different university museums at this popular, all-ages open house event. Make the Arboretum one of your stops anytime between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., but be sure to take in the other 11 participating museums anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (For more about this event, other participating campus museums, locations, and times, please visit http://biodiversitymuseumday.ucdavis.edu.)
Friday, February 24
Folk Music Jam Session
12 – 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited. The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.
For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.
Saturday, February 25
Birdmania! Build your knowledge and your bird feeder
12-2 p.m., Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Build your own bird feeder to hang in your own backyard, using materials found in your home! Learn about the local birds and bring empty milk jugs, plastic bottles, tin cans, or milk cartons to craft and design your project. Volunteers of the SimpleCraft club of UC Davis will also be there to help us with their crafting expertise!
Saturday, February 25
2 p.m., Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis campus
The late winter display of yellow blossoms in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove is spectacular! It’s a must-see event featuring over 50 different acacias from around the world.
Sunday, February 26
Native California Elderberry Flute-making Workshop
1-3 p.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
People of all ages will learn how to make and play a Native California elderberry flute. East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute making and also about the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied. Please bring a sharpened pocket knife if you have one. Adults will need to supervise their young children. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.
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