Image of Prickly Pear (Opunitia) flower taken by Nancy Deacon-Davis

Herbal Medicine of Desert Plants

May 5, 2018

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join local herbalist, Emily Sanders, and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native desert plants.

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image of botanical artwork by Linda Vorobik

A Day of Botanical Watercolor

May 6, 2018

Basic botanical painting through creating plant portraits using watercolor and/or gouache with Linda Vorobik

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Image of Sound bowls taken by Asura Serra

Meditation with Sound

May 6, 2018

Join us for this soothing meditation through the vibrations of various instruments such as Tibetan/Crystal singing bowls, voices, bells and rattles.

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Image of Phacelia at Carrizo taken by Heather Schneider

Seeds of Success Seed Collecting

May 10, 2018

Collect environmental data, take photos, and herbarium specimens as part of our Citizen Science Project: Seeds of Success

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Image of Fraser Point on Santa Cruz Island taken by Kate Davis

Santa Cruz Island Trip

May 14, 2018 - May 17, 2018

Celebrate spring on the largest and most diverse of the California Channel Islands. Visit Santa Cruz Island with the Garden for this 4-day trip

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (May)

May 15, 2018

This month: 15 Minutes of Native Plant Fame: Local speakers share their inspiring presentations from the 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference in Los Angeles

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image of Lesser goldfinch perched on Salvia in SBBG Meadow, photo by Tricia Wardlaw

Morning Bird Walk (May)

May 16, 2018

Be the first morning visitors in the Garden with experienced naturalist, Rebecca Coulter. Enjoy watching the diverse and beautiful bird species that make the meadow, woodlands and creek their home!

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image of Garden Members Picnic, under the Meadow Oaks at SBBG

Members Picnic

May 17, 2018

Members Only: Celebrating our members with food, games, and friends. Great for the whole family!

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Image of Coal Oil Point taken by Alan Prichard

Secrets in the Cliffs

May 19, 2018

Coal Oil Point: Explore the cliffs of Isla Vista to see up close how seismic activity creates a marine terrace.

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Image of Bee fly by Ron Williams

Entomology: Meet the Native Bees

May 19, 2018

Cancelled: Did you know there are over 1600 species of native bees in California, pollinating thousands of species of native plants?

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