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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.
Weed Warriors at the North Campus Open Space
Our NCOS weed warriors have been working hard! These community volunteers have been spending their time weeding and planting at the NCOS Visitor Plaza and North Parcel restoration site. Read on to meet some of our enthusiastic volunteers.
Ringing in the New Year with NCOS Rainstorms
The storm complex that started on December 31 deposited 1.74 inches of rainfall on the Devereux Slough watershed which led to a breach of the sand bar at 11:30 pm on new year's eve: out with the old and in with the new. Click here to read more about the storms at NCOS and resulting hydrological fluctuations.
NCOS - A Birder's Perspective
I recall the area of what is now the North Campus Open Space (NCOS) when it was a golf course. I would bird around the edges—at Devereaux, or Coal Oil Point, or remnant wetlands. What a difference vision, commitment, and a half dozen years of restoration make. This golf course conversion is pioneering what other golf courses in over a dozen states are trying—restoring lands and waters so that nature and its creatures may thrive. Read more here!
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
UCSB Restoration Register - March 2023
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Updates - Vernal Pools, Wildflowers, Human Use Survey
Feature Story - Weed Warriors at the North Campus Open Space
Community Forum and Photos - Pied-billed Grebe, American Bittern, Osprey, and more!
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
CCBER has many volunteer and internship opportunities in restoration ecology, natural history collections management and biological research.