The butterfly, insect, and hummingbird gardens have plants especially attractive to native species, such as milkweed for monarch butterflies, penstemon and echinacea for hummingbirds, and mint family for bumblebees. In 2014 we installed a summer time mud pit for use by the neighborhood swallows and mud dauber wasps. Several areas on the property have year-round water baths. All our ponds are stocked with fish to prevent mosquito infestation.
Our Ecovillage not only hosts people but also a LOT of different kinds of animals. Our gardens have significant areas dedicated to wildlife habitat, including an amphibian and reptile garden, many bird houses, bat houses (two have been installed), rain gardens and other areas with native plants.
Currently, we have 3-5 bee hives living in Warre, Top Bar, and Langstroth hives. These colonies were from swarms that appeared on the property and for whom we provided homes. We have provided many swarms to other city beekeepers.
We also have several areas providing habitat for our native mason bees.
A cat names Bootsie adopted Kailash Ecovillage in late 2019, prowls the grounds and joins the community in its activities. She wears a colorful collar, has her own special warm corner and has her needs taken by a team formed by community residents.