Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife & Descanso

Categories: Sturt Haaga Gallery

May 21 – August 19, 2018

Descanso Gardens is a habitat for many living things: From heritage oaks, to native gray squirrels, to the vast network of mycorrhizal fungi in the soil underfoot. Descanso’s location, so close to an urban center, yet nestled in the foothills and connected to more “wild” areas, creates a prime opportunity to explore how humans and nature interact.

Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife and Descanso examines the idea that a healthy habitat is more than just a space with food, shelter and water. A vibrant and resilient habitat is full of movement and connection and wildlife – both seen and unseen. Come learn about the “wild side” our urban green space, and about some of the “habitat heroes” who work to improve the health and strength of our ecosystems.

Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife and Descanso is funded in part by Heather and Paul Haaga.


The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free with admission.


Photo by J. Turner