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2015 Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture Series

May 23, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Now in its fifth year, the Wine and Cheese Lectures are a fun way to relax with friends and engage with interesting speakers who share their unique perspectives on the natural world.

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Sketching the Natives

August 21, 2015 - September 18, 2015

Botanical drawing is a time-honored way of studying and appreciating the natural world

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California Naturalist Program

September 2, 2015 - November 4, 2015

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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Tea House and Garden (September)

September 12, 2015

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Fall Morning Bird Walk (September)

September 16, 2015

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (September)

September 17, 2015

Paige Minney will be speaking on native plant gardens.

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Wine & Cheese Lecture Series: True Tales from the Urban Fringe

September 19, 2015

Find out why the wrentit won't cross the road or how our coyotes prefer fruit to cats and dogs;

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Environmental Book Club (September)

September 21, 2015

Why is the sky blue? Join in as we discuss the second half of David Carle's non-fiction book.

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Discovering the Biodiversity of the Baja California Pacific Islands

September 22, 2015

Join us for this fantastic lecture and book signing on the Pacific Islands of Baja California, Mexico.

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Free Senior's Day (September)

September 23, 2015

Welch-Ryce-Haider wants you to be our special guests to enjoy the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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