Botany Basics: California Ecology

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Instructor: Natalie Love

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

Space is still available.  Pleas register at the class.
Members $25.00 Nonmembers $35.00

Discover some of the most common plant communities in California, including chaparral, coastal scrub, grasslands, and coniferous forests in this introductory course on California ecology. We will discuss the adaptations that help plants survive their environments as well as take a walking tour of the garden to see examples of many of these communities.


Image of Natalie Rossington and Caulanthus inflatus taken by Kristen NelsonNatalie Love is a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara and studies the evolution of California's native plants. She is currently working to understand how California's jewelflowers (plants in the genus Streptanthus), will evolve in response to future climate change. She loves teaching and has experience teaching at many levels from junior high to college. As a Santa Barbara native, she enjoys botanizing in the mountains on weekends and geeking out in the Botanic Garden during all times of the year.

Botany/Natural History

Botany Basics Series

Register for all 4 classes to receive a discount
-or- register for each class individually, see dates & class details below:

April 20: Vegetative Structures 

April 27: Reproductive Structures 

May 4: Intro to Plant Families 

May 11: California Ecology 

- registration required for all events -