Join Dr. Chuck Kopczak in the California Science Center's Southern California Ecosystems Garden (officially known as the Roy A. Anderson Blackbird Exhibit and Garden) as we celebrate the incredible biodiversity of our region. Biodiversity is the variety of living things found in an area—and California has a lot of it! The range of plant species here is especially diverse. Many plant species found in California are found nowhere else in the world. This abundance of biodiversity gives us so many ecosystems to enjoy—and protect.