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Nature Walks at Elings Park

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Elings Park
June 8, 2024 -
December 14, 2024
Girl in straw hat taking photo of native plant with her iphone at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, CA

Join the Garden for free walks through Elings Park and help us discover the biodiversity of the area. Learn about pollinators, birds, invasive plants, bugs, and more. You’ll also learn about our native plant restoration project at the Park.


Elings Park – 1298 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The group will meet just off the main parking lot by the park office.

2024 dates and times:

Soils with Caroline Shepherd and Denise Knapp | January 13 | 9-10 a.m.

Oak Woodland with Annie Ayers and José Flores | February 10 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Nature Walk with Scot Pipkin and Denise Knapp | March 9 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Lichens with Rikke Naesborg | April 20 | 9-10 a.m. This walk will meet at the parking lot to Hendry’s Beach before walking over to Elings.

Note: This walk was postponed due to weather and has been rescheduled from April 13 to April 20.

Birds with Zach Phillips | May 11 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Plants and Bugs with Kylie Etter and Denise Knapp | June 8 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Coastal Scrub with Annie Ayers and Sarah Cusser | July 13 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Nature Journaling with Scot Pipkin | August 10 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Nature Walk in the Mini Dune with Zach Phillips and Denise Knapp | September 14 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Practical Uses for Weeds with Caroline Shepherd and Neda Brehm | October 19 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Intro to iNaturalist and Plants of Elings Park with Matt Guilliams and José Flores | November 9 | 9-10 a.m.

Birds with Scot Pipkin and Zach Philips | December 14 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Please note, our restoration work at Elings Park is underway, and volunteers are needed. Click here for more information and to register as a volunteer.

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