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UCSB Natural History Collection News

For three quarters, the Lady Beetle Project has been documenting the effect of restoration work on the distribution, abundance, and diversity of ladybugs in select habitats around UCSB and GoletaRead on about the work of the interns involved!


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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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