The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum where visitors can observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them. Located next to the Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road at UC Davis, the Haven is open year round and admission is free.
With the motto “To inspire wonder of nature nearby,” the Woodland Regional Park will soon welcome visitors to a brand new, 160 acre riparian nature park in Woodland.
This project shows how community-based conservation may be one of the most durable ways to protect and enjoy nature. In particular, the project partners aim to put responsibility and authority in the hands of the community that benefits from it.
The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden spans the campus’s more than 5,000 acres and includes the historic Arboretum – a 100-plus acre amenity comprised of demonstration gardens and scientific collections as well as the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve – a rare stream and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, wildlife and habitat protection.
Equal parts teaching, advocacy, and recreational attraction, the Arboretum is an example of UC Davis’ food and ag leadership for our region and the world.
Each spring the City of Woodland features environmentally-friendly landscapes in the Water-Wise Landscape Tour. These yards are filled with color from beautiful plants well-suited to our Mediterranean climate including California natives, succulents, low-water grasses, and cacti. Contact the City of Woodland’s Environmental Services for information on how to transform your garden to a more water-wise landscape.
In October 2020, City Hall began to transform its front lawn into a pollinator and water-wise landscape. The transition away from grass and towards pollinator and drought-tolerant plants will increase biodiversity, reduce water consumption, and serve as a demonstration garden for our community.
In May 2020, the City of Woodland enhanced 12 street corners and one median on Main Street by making them urban pollination corridors.
These areas filled with pollinator-friendly plants aim to increase available pollinator habitat within the City, consistent with Woodland’s status as a Bee City USA.
Since 1980, the University of California Master Gardener Program has been extending UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public. The UC Master Gardener Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR), administered locally by participating UC Cooperative Extension county offices.
Looking for advice and help on any gardening related questions? Looking to join their volunteer crew to enhance your gardening skills? Contact them now!