Learn how Descanso Gardens is a habitat for many animals
Designed for grade levels: 4–7 years old, TK–2nd
Next-generation science standard, disciplinary core ideas
Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water and light to live and grow.
Structure and function
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water, and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow.
Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around.
Find out what animals need in their habitats to survive, and how oak tree habitats provide for local wildlife
Did you know?
Coast live oaks are a keystone species. This means they provide habitat and food for hundreds of living organisms including mammals, birds, insects, and other plants.
Descanso Gardens’ habitat
Learn more about the wildlife of Descanso and about how we create safe habitats for the diverse group of creatures who make Descanso their home.