UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
UCLA graduate students busily collect last night’s catch from both pitfall and tray traps, part of a study being conducted by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The GNG was chosen as one of the Los Angeles gardens to be surveyed for bio-diversity. Gardens from all over the city will be monitored, giving a snapshot of species living within them. These gardens will range from native to non-native plantings and we expect the study to prove how more species-diverse a native garden is, even when surrounded by a major metropolis.