This weekend, I took a biogeography tour around UCLA as part of my Environment and Sustainability class. The tour was very informational; we walked around campus (mostly the north-side) and were given brief information on what type of biomes and organisms resided in that particular habitat. Surprisingly, UCLA encompasses many different types of species such as: hummingbirds, monarch butterflies, small rodents, oak trees, rainbow eucalpytus and a range of other amazing plants and animals. Furthermore, on the topic of biomes, UCLA houses a multitude of biomes which include: Chaparral, temperate forests and a few more. Learning this, I was surprised that UCLA was so diverse in its habitats. Because of these biomes, different species are able to thrive here whereas they may not in other places. In addition to learning about biomes and species, we were shown the famous UCLA creek. Going under the trees to where the creek was hidden provided a refreshing cool air because of the abundant shade and the evaporation of water coming off from the trees. Lastly, near the end of the tour, our guide informed us that the area behind the residential building Hitch was going to become an Olympic archery range from a UCLA donor who wanted it to happen. However, the with efforts of our guide and his local non-profit organization, the area was preserved because it was evident that the donor did not follow all the protocols and his reason for the archery range was never clear. In total, the biogeography tour was very informational and productive.