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UCSB Natural History Collection News

Earlier this month at a meeting of the Santa Barbara Entomologists, EEMB Master's student and CCBER Collection Staff Rachel Behm presented on her work on wasps in the subfamily Ophioninae in Santa Barbara.

CCBER has one of a few specimens of a giant sphinx moth from Mexico that has begun to be found in Santa Barbara. Read more about the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's study of the moth's occurrence and how citizens can help. 


Upcoming Events

Kids in Nature 2018-2019

The Kids in Nature Program has had a wonderful year of outdoor learning in picturesque and often breathtaking locations. Read more here.

Planting the NCOS Mesa Slopes with a Diverse Palette

After several months of full-time weed control, CCBER Restoration staff and students are excited to be back to planting! Read more about the restoration design for the slopes of the NCOS Mesa, where up to 40 different species are being planted in 9 plant community "zones".

Exclosures Deployed to Help Snowy Plovers in Tough Breeding Season

The threatened Western Snowy Plover faces many challenges when attempting to successfully reproduce. This breeding season, crow predation on plover eggs has been so intense on COPR and NCOS that something creative needed to be done or the plovers would not be able to reproduce successfully. Read more.

New UCSB Graduates Reflect on Their NCOS Experiences

With the end of the school year upon us, we have a number of graduating students who have worked on the NCOS project for some time, including before the project broke ground. We asked some of these students to reflect on their experience at NCOS and how it has influenced their lives. Read more here.

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - August 2019

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Updates & Events - Day of Caring, Estuary & Creek Week Events, Bat Boxes and Lepidoptera!

Feature Story - Planting the NCOS Mesa Slopes with a Diverse Palette

Volunteer Opportunities - You can help us anytime, including planting the Mesa this Saturday, August 10, 9:30 - 12:30!

Community Forum and Photos - Green heron fishing action

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