UC Davis CA&ES

YSB: Creating a Living Landscape-Presentations & Handouts Available!

This workshop presented information on how to create a living landscape and garden ecologically. As habitat for insects and animals becomes scarce, living landscapes become important places of refuge for wildlife, while at the same time adding biological diversity to cities. Topics included:YSB: Creating a Living Landscape flyer

  • Plants that provide refugia* for Wildlife
  • Not-so-common pollinators
  • Cool tools to control garden pests
  • How to create a green roof
  • Attracting birds to your backyard

*an area where special environmental circumstances have enabled a species or a community of species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas.


Introduction to the Living Landscape

Anne Schellman, CCUH

Plants that Provide Refugia* for Wildlife

Ellen Zagory, UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden

The Pollinators We Never Talk About

Dr. Lynn Kimsey, UCD Department of Entomology & Nematology

Cool Tools to Control Garden Pests

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

Urban Habitat: The Case for Green Roofs

Haven Kiers, UC Davis Arboretum

Birds in Your Backyard

Mary Schiedt, Yolo Audubon Society

Tying it All Together

Ellen Zagory and Anne Schellman

Visit to the Häagen-Daz Honey Bee Haven Garden

Dr. Christine Casey

Handouts from Ellen Zagory
Plants for Hedgerows (and Gardens)
Larval Food Plants for Butterflies

Recommendations for Further Study