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UCSB Natural History Collection News
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.
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.
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.
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
Updates - Student Volunteer Groups at NCOS, Bringing Back Our Wetland Screening, Native Plant of the Month
Feature Story - Prescribed burn at NCOS will revive an ancient tradition
Community Forum and Photos - Hooded Oriole, Yellow-crowned Night-heron, White-faced Ibis and more!