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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.


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Citizen Science Helps Track Birds at NCOS

Thanks to citizen science apps such as eBird and iNaturalist, anyone can share their bird and other wildlife observations with the world. Along with CCBER's monthly bird surveys, this data can help us get a more complete story of bird presence, abundance, diversity, and habitat use at NCOS. Read more here!


Preserving a Precious Ecological Resource at NCOS

During pre-restoration vegetation surveys at North Campus Open Space, small populations of three species of geophytes were discovered. In this story, CCBER Restoration Coordinator, Beau Tindall, tells us about the ecological importance of these special plants and the steps that CCBER is taking to help preserve and propagate them so that their populations can grow and persist well into the future.


Student Led Wildlife Study Finds New and Interesting Critters at NCOS

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!


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - June 2021

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Updates - Second Saturdays are Back, Year 3 NCOS Monitoring Report, Field Station Construction, and more!

Feature Story - Citizen Science Helps Track Birds at NCOS

Community Forum and Photos - Snakes, Raptors, and cute birds.

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