Sedgwick Reserve

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Spring’s wildflowers might be long-gone but we’re loving the beautiful mosaic of colors coming from this beautiful #californiabuckwheat, aka #eriogonumfasciculatum - a late-season bloomer whose white flower heads #senesce to a lovely rust. This widespread native plant has a long history of importance to wildlife and Native peoples of California alike as a food plant; it one of the most important sources of summertime nectar for native pollinators and its seeds have long been collected as a food source. Locals, try this resilient native in your landscaping to brighten up your backyard from late summer through the fall! #sedgwickreserve #ucnrs #ucsbnrs


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Last call! We’ve still got a couple seats left in our Fall 2019 docent program. Are you active, curious, and excited to spend some time learning about Sedgwick’s biodiversity, geology, hydrology, indigenous history, and more? Join our vibrant community of impassioned docents! Email Assistant Manager Avery Hardy at averyhardy@UCSB.edu for a complete prospective docent packet.


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Back to beautiful California and my favorite UC reserve. @gunnar.brehm #lepidoptera #plinytheelder #entomology #fieldworkishard


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@noah.samuel.bartolo you are crazy


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Another day out in the nature with my bicycle #biketrip #warmshowers


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Can you spot the #californiawhiptail hiding in the dappled shade of this #blueoak outside the Sedgwick office? These beautifully patterned lizards (Aspidoscelis tigris munda) are actually a geographically defined subspecies of the Western whiptail (A. tigris). The Western whiptail has a large range encompassing much of the West and northern Mexico, but since it does not migrate, genetic variation has produced 16 recognized subspecies. Our subspecies is endemic to (exists only within) California and is limited to the area between Monterey Bay, Ventura, and the Central Valley. Fun fact: these lizards have bright blue tails when they’re young! #sedgwickreserve #ucsbnrs #ucnrs


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View from the field station 😍
#fieldwork


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Do you know your neighbors? It’s tick season in California, which means pretty much everywhere you are, the #westernblackleggedtick is out and about. UCSB’s Andy MacDonald, one of Sedgwick’s long-term researchers, will be sharing about his ongoing research into tick-borne disease in central California this Saturday, May 11th at Sedgwick Reserve. Space is still open for this free event, which includes an hour-long excursion “into the field” to see science in action! Link to register in profile. #ticks #lymedisease 🐞 #ucnrs #ucsbnrs #sedgwickreserve


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Students in last week’s Botany for Wildlifers course, offered by @thewildlifesociety at Sedgwick, performed a @californianativeplantsociety Rare Plant Treasure Hunt as part of the class. What did they log? More than 200 rare #calochortuscatalinae , the Catalina mariposa lily, in spectacular full bloom! 🌸 #ucnrs #ucsbnrs #sedgwickreserve


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One of my favorite annual traditions - hosting the Midland School Equestrian Team at the Sedgwick for a weekend campout.


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The skunks like that one guy at the bar...


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Old town road
PC: Noel
#livingmybestlife


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Serpentine rock!


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Professor Dar Roberts took his GEOG 175: Measuring our Environment students on a field trip to Sedgwick Reserve!
In the class, students are introduced to measurement and interpretation of physical-environmental data such as temperature, humidity, and precipitation!
#ucsbgeography


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Where all good Acorn Woodpeckers store their stash


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Jetson!


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So stoked I was able to go to the Sedgwick Reserve to help out one of my best friends with some research he's conducting! 🌼🌾🌱 Thanks for taking us with you, benny 💛💛💛


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Benny: observed in his natural habitat.


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Mamma is chubby and Pops is grumpy. Ebb and flow of the Sedgwick food chain.


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Last full day at Sedgwick! The group spent the morning hiking Grass Mountain to get a glimpse of the poppies and lupin in bloom then went back to Sedgwick for the students to work on their final project proposal ideas! It was a gorgeous day!
#ucsbgeog
#thisisgeography
#ucsantabarbara


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Yes, it is truly 💯 that incredible out here!


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GEOG 136 Day 3 part 2! So many great pics to share!


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UCSB GEOG 136 Sedgwick Field Studies Day 3 - Plant Day! The group used instruments to calculate plant energy balance, mainly leaf stomatal conductance and photosynthesis.
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GEOG 136 Field Studies with Professor Kelly Caylor Day 2! After awakening to a beautiful sunrise, the group collected soil moisture, temperature, and bulk density samples along north and south facing slopes. They were later joined by special guest Nina Bingham, and learned about her work at Sedgwick on rock nitrogen and soil nutrients.
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GEOG 136 Field Studies in Water, Energy and Ecosystems Day 1!
Checking out the flux tower at Lisque Valley and exploring Sedgwick Reserve.
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Spent a day with the Golden Eagles at Sedgwick in the green green Spring
Last shot shows one of their nests in the pines...


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Eagle watching at Sedgwick


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