She’s getting gussied up–well is an arboretum a female? The UC Davis Arboretum, in Davis, is a rambling 3.5 mile, 100 acre, garden along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek. It’s open to the public 24/7 at no charge (except for parking). As I mentioned in the previous post, half of the arboretum is being restored after our winter rains.

Even as we walked the west side, we saw benches being sanded and re-stained. The low water level was the only noticeable detraction during our visit. As we strolled, there were snowy egrets to entertain us. We found out they do get aggressive when it comes to one thinking another’s rock is a better fishing spot!

There were still some landscape opportunities also. In today’s photos, you can see how low the water level is. Although they did clean out all the algae that covered the water last year, making the creek look like it was carpeted in green.

I also like to people watch when I’m there. In this post, you’ll see the birds, landscapes and people. I’m hoping the restoration doesn’t take all summer. It is a nice place to go and relax.

 

4 thoughts on “Restoration: UC Davis Arboretum, Davis, part 2

  1. Especially enjoyed the mirrored egret! Elaine continues into her fifth week of recuperation from her hip replacement surgery. Each day is an improvement…..using a cane now and less dependent on her walker. Hope Rich is still enjoying pain free times. Love,
    Lynn

  2. Thanks Lynn. So glad to hear that Elaine’s recuperation is progressing. Richard is enjoying walking pain free, but, he needs to move more. It was almost 2 years that he couldn’t walk without pain so he didn’t. Love, Anne

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