Living in a Wildlife Corridor

June 3–October 1, 2023

Boddy House


Entry to Living in a Wildlife Corridor is included in the price of admission or Descanso Gardens membership

Art meets nature meets individual action in this interactive exhibit. Through the lens of talented wildlife photographers and camera trappers, via the paint brushes and canvases of local artists, and through the stories and wisdom of the Tongva people who have stewarded this land for millennia, visitors will see our wild surroundings from an entirely new perspective.

This exhibit highlights Descanso Gardens’ place in the Hahamongna to Tujunga Wildlife Corridor, a series of passageways Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) is working to establish for wildlife to travel between the San Gabriel Mountains and the isolated open space of the San Rafael Hills, Verdugo Mountains and Griffith Park.

Created in partnership with Kidspace, the National Park Service, Pasadena Audubon Society, and Theodore Payne Foundation, Living in a Wildlife Corridor blends art, science, and the best of community conservation efforts.

We each play a part in supporting the health of our planet. We all must learn how to think global, but act local to make a positive impact on our changing climate. Conservation works best when we work together; exhibit visitors will walk away with real, immediate actions to make a difference in their backyards and neighborhoods.

How to best experience the exhibit – this exhibit is designed to be interactive. Visitors will find QR codes throughout the exhibit that they can scan with their phones to learn more about exhibitors and get involved.

Top image: Mother of Lions © Robert Martinez, courtesy of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
Bottom image: Small Bear Shake © Johanna Turner, courtesy of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy