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Capturing California’s Flowers: - a new resource for detecting the link between flowering time and climate.
In California, thousands of native pollinator, bird, and mammal species depend on native flowering plants for the pollen, nectar, fruits, and seeds they provide. In turn, the flowering time of California native plants determines the abundance and availability of these food sources during our brief seasonal flowering periods.  How will this availability change in response to climate change?  A new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant provided to UC Santa Barbara and collaborators throughout California will help answer this question.


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Spring Planting and Weeding Plans at NCOS

Spring is on our doorstep, and with the NCOS restoration project well into its second year, we're taking stock of the planting progress and plans for the coming months. Read more about how we're working to control invasive weeds in order to give native plants an opportunity to establish.

Dr. Gordon Frankie Seminar March 5

CANCELLED EVENT. You are invited to a special Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Seminar Tuesday March 5 with Dr. Gordon Frankie, UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab!

To NCOS, With Love

February is here – the month often recognized by the celebration of love on Valentine’s Day. Read on to discover some of the latest “love” stories unfolding at NCOS. 

Extreme Architecture on the Radio

Monday February 11th on Unknown Territories Radio (KCSB fm) we will be discussing architecture in extreme habitats with special guests Barbara Imhof (Liquifer Systems Group) and Marko Pelham (UCSB - UCSB Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT)).

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - March 2019

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Updates - NCOS user survey still available, look at what the tide brought in, trail substrate discussion, and watch for breeding birds

Feature Story - Spring Planting and Weeding Plans at NCOS

Volunteer Opportunities - Second Saturday and tree planting on March 9. Next month - April 13.

Photos - Signs of Spring are starting to show in colorful flowers and birds' breeding plumage.

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