Botany in Your Backyard: Romero Canyon

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Natalie Love

Location: Romero Canyon

Join Natalie for a hike through Romero Canyon to learn 15-20 of the riparian and chaparral plants of Santa Barbara. We will hike about a mile up this moderate trail while passing through and learning about the ecology and composition of plant communities that are characteristic the Santa Barbara area.

The hike will begin at the Romero Canyon Trailhead on Bella Vista Drive.

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 -