The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The Garden’s 78 acres encompass a variety of cultivated displays as well as stands of natural coast live oak and riparian woodlands.
Winter Speaker Series – DIY: How to Improve Human and Wildlife Coexistence as we Explore our Great Outdoors
As we head out boating, hiking, skiing, biking, sledding, and off-roading, what can it mean for moose and mountain goats, bears and beavers, wolverines and waterfowl if we boldly go everywhere, anytime, and by any means?
Natural History & Care of Popular Houseplants
Explore the ecology, evolution, and care of some popular houseplants at this special event for our UCLA Botanical Garden Members!
Bee-friendly winter gardening | The Real Dirt
Just because its wintertime doesn’t mean that bees, which are important pollinators for our flowers, fruits and vegetables, don’t need food. Plants and shrubs can provide pollen, nectar or both to bees in our late winter and early spring.
In Search of the Elusive Johnson’s Hairstreak
Somewhat surprisingly, there are a few butterfly species that, in the Pacific Northwest, call these habitats home, including the thicket hairstreak and Johnson’s hairstreak. Both live in the treetops, their larvae munching away at sprigs of mistletoe.
Plant Stories Trapped in Tar: Paleobotany at the La Brea Tar Pits
Explore the ancient ecosystems of Los Angeles with scientists Dr. Regan Dunn and Jessie George
A Tale of Wild Communication: How a raven warned two hikers of a mama bear on their path.
The Case for Wetlands in the Central Valley
Vital groundwater protections are needed for wetlands under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. They are the backbone of the Pacific Flyway, supporting 60% of California’s migratory birds.
How We Grow Food Could Determine Whether 28,000 Species Can Survive
The way food is grown around the world threatens 24,000 of the 28,000 species that are at risk of extinction, according to a report published Wednesday that calls on world leaders to urgently reform the global food system.
No yard? No problem. Help save the world by growing native plants in pots
Native plants are the new darlings of the landscaping world, which is shifting its focus from ornamentals to building habitat to help hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other beneficial pollinators find the food they need to survive.