Botany in Your Backyard: Coal Oil Point

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Natalie Love

Location: Coal Oil Point

Join Natalie to learn 10-15 of the dominant coastal sage scrub and sand dune plants of Santa Barbara. We will hike an easy 2-mile walk along the coast at Coal Oil Point Reserve while learning about the ecology and composition of the coastal sage scrub and dune communities.

The hike will begin at the locked gate at the end of Slough Rd. near Devereux Slough. Parking is available in UCSB lot 45 (for a fee) or for free at the western end of Del Playa Dr.

Participants should bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, a jacket and sun protection.


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.

Travel/Day Trips
Botany/Natural History

Botany in Your Backyard

This spring, join Natalie for a look at the plants of three common hiking areas.

Register for all 3 classes to receive a discount
-or- register for each class individually, see dates & class details below:

March 24: Romero Canyon 

April 14: Coil Oil Point 

May 5: Fremont Trail 

- registration required for all events -