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.
Sightings of sickly looking bobcats, coyotes, and other wildlife are becoming more common in and near urban areas. These animals have a severe case of mange, and there is increasing evidence that suggests it could be linked to the ubiquitous poison used to control rats. Read more about this issue and how CCBER is working with campus management to find alternative ways to control rats on UCSB property, and what you can do to help save impacted wildlife.
Last winter, CCBER began conducting quarterly acoustic surveys for bats at NCOS. In this story, we describe how we are recording bat calls, how we identify the potential species present at NCOS, and what the data collected during 2020 tells us.
The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) at UC Santa Barbara is seeking applicants for an Herbarium Digitization Technician at the UCSB Herbarium. Come join our team!
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
Updates - learn about opportunities for artists to integrate art and nature at NCOS, take a survey on an NCOS Naturalist Program in development, read about how we're establishing populations of native wildflowers in the Mesa grassland, and more!
Community Forum and Photos - Bird breeding season is here! Learn how to submit your observations of breeding bird activity.