UCSB Natural History Collection News
The UCSB Natural History Collections will be having weekly informal research seminars, with several guest speakers planned. If you are interested in natural history or collections research, come join every Wednesday from 5-6pm in CCBER's classroom! This will also be the meeting time for the Natural History Collections Club. Read more to find out the schedule of presenters.
This past weekend, CCBER invertebrate zoology staff went on a surprise field trip to the UC Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Read on about our experiences collecting with researchers from the California Academy of Sciences!
Three years ago, the transformation of the former Ocean Meadows golf course to the North Campus Open Space restoration project began. Many of you may be wondering, how did the project get started and who is funding it, and why? Read on about the links between many of the key features of the NCOS project and the agencies that supported or prioritized their restoration and/or development.
What a year it has been! Looking back on 2019, the overwhelming support of the community is what we remember most. As we look forward to the construction of several North Campus Open Space public amenities such as the visitors’ plaza, discovery trail and overlooks, we would like to take this opportunity to honor the many donors that have provided foundational support. Read more here about some of the many people who have helped make NCOS possible and are ensuring the project and site will persist long into the future.
American Kestrel - Photo by Mark Bright
Interactions between predators and prey at NCOS are being studied and are in turn informing management decisions. Read on to learn about how you can help keep predator-prey interactions healthy.
CCBER's restoration team recently completed the second year of vegetation monitoring at NCOS. Check out how the coverage and diversity of native species is expanding, as well as updates on the planting numbers and more.
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
Updates & Events - Behind the scenes of the Visitor Plaza & Discovery Trail construction.
Volunteer Opportunities - No events planned for this month. Hope to see you in April!
Community Forum and Photos - fun video of shorebirds racing around a vernal pool, plus great shots of other birds from community members.