If you haven’t visited the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden in a while you may notice that there are areas ready for new plantings. That’s because a large part of the area was fenced off for an adjacent construction project to accommodate our Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital’s large animal blood donors!
UC Davis second-year veterinary medicine student Shakuntala (Shak) Makhijani has always loved nature and animals, but only recently has she started producing breathtaking photos of hummingbirds in their natural habitat at the UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden.
On the west side of the UC Davis Arboretum, close to its teaching nursery and near the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the largest Arboretum garden expansion in decades. The area features a variety of demonstration gardens and landscapes that highlight ecological solutions to common urban impact problems including water pollution, ground water depletion, and pollinator habitat loss.
UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden demonstrates how to create dedicated habitats to support hummingbirds year round, sheds light on the importance of the hummingbird population, its decline, and the work being done at UC Davis to help support them.
This May 3, 2016, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is participating in our region’s annual Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour online giving challenge for the entire community. Over 570 non-profits in the region are participating to raise funds for projects that impact every facet of our community. We are asking you to support our goal of raising money to support the hummingbird garden project.