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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. 


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How the Vision of Voters Made the NCOS Dream Come True

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.


NCOS Thanks You

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.


Predators and Prey at NCOS

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. 


NCOS Vegetation Update: The Restoration Evidence Is In

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

NCOS News - March 2020

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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.

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