The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 3:30 pm. Tickets for Saturday’s Fireworks & Fountains Show are sold out.
Our commitment to wildlife populations in natural and perimeter lands focuses on the long-term sustainability of these animal populations through the creation and restoration of wildlife habitat corridors and nesting grounds, and by providing habitats for pollinators.
Making Way for Wildlife
The long-term sustainability of our natural and perimeter lands rests heavily on biodiversity. We strive to protect and restore wildlife populations by reinstating and connecting wildlife habitat corridors. These corridors provide wildlife with passage and access to varied habitat types. An example of this effort is the reforestation of woodlands through which amphibians can travel on their way to spring breeding grounds.
Sustaining Our Animal Populations
We tailor our wildlife management strategies to meet the needs and balance the health of specific animal populations. Major efforts include:
Managing our aquatic resources to protect and enhance water quality and native species.
Creating natural and man-made habitats to encourage butterflies, bees, invertebrates, and other pollinators.
Managing mammalian habitats to increase diversity and achieve a balance between both prey and predator species.