Living in a Wildlife Corridor

Night photo of a Mountain lion over Los Angeles

New exhibit at Descanso Gardens highlights local wildlife

Want to learn more about the wildlife of Los Angeles? Head over to La Cañada and check out the great new interactive exhibit at Descanso Gardens, Living in a Wildlife Corridor! Organized by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy with the partnership of Pasadena Audubon and other organizations, this stunning interactive exhibit shows how the animals of our region manage to survive, and even thrive, in one of the most populous areas of the country.

Displays in this impressive exhibition include artwork and traditional knowledge shared by Tongva Culture Bearers, the latest scientific and research expertise from conservationists, and insights into the specific challenges and opportunities around conservation in the greater Los Angeles area.

As visitors make their way through the exhibit, they’ll learn about local initiatives to conserve land and help wildlife, and will walk away with concrete actions and steps they can take to protect and preserve the natural world surrounding us.

The exhibit explores how wildlife corridors — paths of movement that wildlife use to navigate through and among islands of native habitat — function in a dense urban environment like the greater Los Angeles area. That movement is an essential key to their survival; the exhibit remembers and explores the heartbreaking case of P-22, LA’s so-called celebrity mountain lion who died last December, as an example of what happens when wildlife corridors are not available.

Through informational panels, interactive activities, a summer-long educational series, and multi-sensory installations, Living in a Wildlife Corridor encourages visitors to reflect on what it means to share space alongside an immense variety of wild neighbors: plants, animals, birds, and pollinators alike.

Living in a Wildlife Corridor runs from June 3rd through October 1st, 2023. Tickets can be purchased onsite at Descanso Gardens, or online at (admission is required for all visitors, but is free to members of Descanso Gardens).

[Props to PAS members Tom Mills and Javier Vazquez who have photographs featured in the exhibit, and thanks to PAS members Dave Weeshoff, Laura Solomon and Lois Brunet, who worked on bird content.]

Learn more about the exhibit at