Wildlife in the Arboretum

The Arboretum is home to at least 31 species of mammals, 7 species of fish, 3 species of amphibians, 19 species of reptiles, 45 species of butterflies, 18 species of ants, and hundreds of species of other insects and invertebrates (confirmed and expected). More than 135 species of birds have been observed nesting or roosting in the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is committed to providing wildlife habitat, supporting native pollinators, managing insect pests with beneficial insects and other biological controls, and balancing the needs of wildlife populations with the needs of the plant collections.

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