Animal Stories at the UC Botanical Garden

  • Location
    United States
  • Status
  • Project created by UCBG

The Problem

We hope that by sharing some of the animal-plant interaction stories we will raise awareness of the critical role that animals play in plant conservation and the critical role that plants play in animal conservation and that they are both one in the same. We hope to educate the public on the role that plants have in their ecosystems and communities.

Our Plan

We are creating a walking tour through the Garden highlighting 25 plants that have engaging animal stories. The stories share information such as how a particular animal pollinates the plant, uses it for food or shelter or any co-evolution stories we have. The self-guided tour will be handed out to visitors at the entrance and each plant will have a marker in the shape of the animal in represents to encourage visitors to think about plants as they would be used in their native environments and bring the discussion of animals into the Botanical Garden.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Indigenous Rights
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The Benefit

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