UCSB Natural History Collection News
The UCSB Algae Herbarium is awarded a new Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America grant!
Blooms are abuzz with bees and bee-searchers at NCOS and elsewhere at UCSB and beyond. Read on to learn how to recognize some of the native bees in our region (including a recent sighting of an endangered bumblebee species!) and what CCBER's student researchers are doing to improve our knowledge and ability to help support them.
During the recent winter quarter, undergraduate student researcher Alistair Dobson led a grant-funded study of the wildlife that may be living in or visiting the hibernacula on the NCOS Mesa and upper salt marsh. He deployed a combination of motion-detection cameras and tracking tunnels at several hibernacula, and with a lot of help reviewing tens of thousands of images, he has compiled some preliminary data with a few interesting and surprising results. Read more about it and check out some of the photos here!
Calling all UCSB undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for botany. Applications for the Vernon I. Cheadle Award are due April 30, 2021. Find out how to apply.
Education and outreach are two key elements of CCBER’s mission, and we are continuously looking for new ways to expand these efforts and involve the local community at UCSB’s open spaces. With the community’s growing interest and use of NCOS, and to help extend our education efforts related to this restoration project, we are excited to announce the launch of the NCOS Nature Guide program this April! Read more here.
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
Updates - Visitor Plaza mosaic art, share your photos for #UCSBDefined, Mesa trail fence installation, and more!
Community Forum and Photos - Springtime is Breeding time: great shots of bird breeding activity, and more.