Free Nature Walk on Pollinators, Led by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Followed by Restoration Work Party — September
Saturday, September 16, 9 to 10 a.m.: Pollinators. Led by Sarah Cusser, Ph.D., the Garden’s Terrestrial Invertebrate Conservation Ecologist, and Kylie Etter, Conservation Technician.
Join us on a free Nature Walk to explore Elings Park’s biodiversity! Each one-hour walk has a different natural history focus, such as plants, pollinators, or birds, and is led by experts from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
The walks are the start of a collaborative effort between Elings Park, Botanic Garden, and the public to transform a section of the Park from invasive to native plants and document the effects.
Future walks are scheduled, once a month, through the end of 2023.
Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Elings Park administration building by 9 a.m. No reservations are necessary.
Walks now followed by Restoration Work Parties as part of a new project with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Volunteers are needed to help restore a one-acre site on Elings Park’s South Bluffs using California-native plants. Restoration Work Parties are held immediately following the Nature Walks, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the third Saturday of the month.
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Birds: Led by Scot Pipkin, the Garden’s Director of Education, and Zach Philips, Ph.D., Terrestrial Invertebrate Conservation Ecologist
Saturday, November 18, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Plants and Bugs: Led by Zach Philips, Ph.D., the Garden’s Terrestrial Invertebrate Conservation Ecologist, and José Flores, Conservation Technician
Saturday, December 16, 9 to 10 a.m. – Birds: Led by Scot Pipkin, the Garden’s Director of Education, and Zach Philips, Ph.D., Terrestrial Invertebrate Conservation Ecologist