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Image of Largid bug on rock on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Entomology: Meet the True Bugs

November 12, 2017

What’s a bug? We often call insects ‘bugs’, but bugs are only one kind of insect. Some of our peskiest insects are in this group, but also some of our most beneficial predators.

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (November)

November 14, 2017

This month: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine! with Dan Gluesenkamp

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image of Dark-eyed Junco in the Garden, photo by Michael Horns

Morning Bird Walk (November)

November 15, 2017

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

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Image of Fox tracks in silty sand taken by Mike Kresky

Wildlife Tracks at the Garden

November 17, 2017

Join expert tracker and author Mikael Kresky on a quest for animal track and sign in the garden.

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Image of Manzanita taken by Betsy Collins

Pruning Natives Demystified

November 18, 2017

Take some of the mystery out of pruning and maintaining your natives with this informative workshop led by Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed. 

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Image of Tilted rock exposure in marine terrace taken by Susie Bartz

Rising Terraces and Flowing Waters

November 18, 2017

Leadbetter to La Mesa: Join Susie Bartz to explore Santa Barbara’s beachfront and our iconic coastal Mesa.

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Painting by Kevin Gleason

Gleason-Potter Exhibition

December 1, 2017 - March 26, 2018

Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery.

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Image of Eastward view of bluffs taken by Susie Bartz

Geology of the Carpinteria Bluffs

December 2, 2017

Explore the dynamic geology of the marine terrace locally known as the Carpinteria Bluffs.

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Plant Pressing: Part 2

December 2, 2017

Join local Herbalist, Emily Sanders, on a hands on workshop to make herb pressings for the learning herbarium and personal use.

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Image of Teen working on grounds taken by Randy Wright

Volunteer Orientation (December)

December 4, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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