Creating a Welcoming Environment for Everyone


Image of cormorant sunning its wings on the UC Davis Arboretum Waterway.


The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden 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 UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden 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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Slideshow of campus wildlife