Spring Plant ID for Hikers: Rattlesnake Canyon

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Natalie Rossington

Location: Rattlesnake Canyon

Member: Plant ID Rattlesnake Canyon @ $20.00
Nonmember: Plant ID Rattlesnake Canyon @ $30.00
Student: Plant ID Rattlesnake Canyon @ $10.00

Join Natalie for a hike through Rattlesnake 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 Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead on Las Conoas Rd near Skofield Park.

Participants should be in good physical condition.

Participants should bring:

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Lots of water
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen


Image of Natalie Rossington and Caulanthus inflatus taken by Kristen NelsonNatalie Rossington is a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara studying 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
Travel/Day Trips

Plant ID for Hikers

Members can register for all 3 hikes to receive a discount
-or- register for each hike individually, see dates & class details below:

Rattlesnake Canyon
3/17, 9-noon

Tunnel Road Trail
4/8, 9-noon

Coal Oil Point 
4/15, 9-noon