Image of Beetle on Island deer-weed on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Entomology: Meet the Beetles

September 30, 2017

There are more beetles than any other insect. Meet some of the most commonly encountered species in gardens and wilderness, and how to know if they are beneficial or harmful.

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Image of Ladybug pupa by Frederique Lavoipierre

Habitat by Design for Beneficial Insects

October 1, 2017

Many of the flowering plants visited by pollinators are also visited by predatory insects that attack harmful pests. Learn how to put these garden allies to work in your garden with Director of Education Frederique Lavoipierre.

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Image of Franklin School Tour in the Redwoods taken by Barbara Conway

Volunteer Orientation (October)

October 2, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Image of Monkeyflower taken by Heather Wehnau

Plant Name Changes

October 6, 2017

A quick roundup of recent name changes for some of our most used garden plants.

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Image of Oak Gall taken by Nancy Miller

Herbal Root Medicine

October 7, 2017

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join Emily Sanders and learn about edible & medicinal roots of Santa Barbara.

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Dara Emery Memorial Lecture

October 7, 2017

California Native Landscape Design
Author, landscaper and plantsman, Greg Rubin, to speak at 2017 Dara Emery Lecture.

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Image of Steve Junak exploring map of Santa Rosa taken by Kate Davis

Santa Rosa Island Day Trip 2

October 9, 2017

Join us for a very special outing to the Channel Islands!

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Phenology workshop

Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium

October 13, 2017

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden would like to invite you to the Sixth Annual Conservation Symposium

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Image of Photographing moths taken by Ken-Ichi Ueda

iNaturalist Series

October 14, 2017

iNaturalist is one of the largest online social networks for naturalist! Learn from one of the founders and now co-director, Ken-ichi Ueda.

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Image of Cal students with phones taken by Ken-Ichi Ueda

iNaturalist: Introductory Workshop

October 14, 2017

In the morning, you'll learn the basics of iNaturalist.

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