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Lichen blooms at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

January 18, 2019

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is reaping the benefits of the recent rains. Much like lichen, which went into active growth once the rains fell.

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Inside the Botanic Garden’s Fort Knox of Pressed Plants

January 17, 2019

Under a new climate regime, there will inevitably be winners and losers, explained Dr. Denise Knapp, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s director of conservation and research. Some plants will adapt and withstand the changes while others will struggle to hang on. Already in Santa Barbara we can pick out members of both groups.

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Why the Endangered Species Act matters

August 31, 2018

If you have been following recent news cycles, you may have noticed that there is an effort underway to weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You might also wonder why efforts to reduce environmental protections under the ESA should matter to you. As scientists and conservationists at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, our role is to conserve the diversity of life (biodiversity) - which in many ways boils down to saving the plants that are native to an area, the communities they form, and the habitat that those communities provide to bugs, lizards, birds and other organisms, including humans.

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Botanical black holes

June 30, 2018

'Invasive plants are like badly behaving houseguests who take over your whole house and then leave a mess," according to Dr. Denise Knapp, Ph.D., director of conservation and research for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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Good vibrations

June 26, 2018

As soothing tones from a combination of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls and gongs filled the air, participants at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's recent Meditation with Sound class closed their eyes and sank into a state of total relaxation.

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