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  • The Beauty of Basketry and Tending the Land with Tima Link Lotah
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    The Beauty of Basketry and Tending the Land with Tima Link Lotah

    The Beauty of Basketry and Tending the Land
    Timara Lotah Link, Shmuwich Chumash

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, November 18th, 5:30pm

  • hiking nature santa barbara
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    Take Five Hikes

    Take Five Hikes

    Take a break from your daily routine, step away from the ordinary, and get out in nature. Get moving, get hiking, and clear out your head; and step into the richness of our mountains through this series of five hikes.

    Each hike takes place on one our local trails and is a mix of hiking, natural history, and wilderness awareness skills, with sprinklings of mindfulness, nature connection, and community.

  • Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman
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    Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

    Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, October 14th, 5:30pm
    (This talk was rescheduled from August)

    In 2017, Sara Dykman became the first person to follow - by bicycle - the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multinational, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201-mile adventure, on a beat-up bicycle, was a call to action.

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    Hot & Cold Backcountry Springs of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Hot & Cold Backcountry Springs of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, September 16th, 5:30pm

    With fall approaching and temperatures becoming more pleasant, now is a great time to start thinking about heading out into the backcountry for soaking and nature connection. However, the big challenge in our semi-arid climate is where is there available water in the fall?

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    Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

    Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, August 26th, 5:30pm

    In 2017, Sara Dykman became the first person to follow - by bicycle - the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multinational, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201 mile adventure, on a beat-up bicycle, was a call to action. 

  • Lookout! - Lookout Towers of the Southern Los Padres with Craig R. Carey
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    Lookout! - Lookout Towers of the Southern Los Padres with Craig R. Carey

    Lookout! - Lookout Towers of the Southern Los Padres with Craig R. Carey

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, July 29th, 5:30pm

    Join local backcountry writer Craig R. Carey for a virtual tour of some of the southern Los Padres’ lookout towers, with a discussion of their origins, role in forest history, and (hopefully) future.

    An avid wanderer of the local backcountry, Craig is the author of the newly revised Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura. His online trip reports and idle musings can be found at craigrcarey.net.

  • Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State Nick Neely Gaspar de Portola Route hiking backpacking
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    Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State

    Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, May 21st, 6:30PM

    In 1769, Gaspar de Portolá led the first Spanish overland expedition across California. Starting from San Diego, they journeyed over 650-miles to San Francisco and were the first westerners to view San Francisco Bay. Portions of their route would later become El Camino Real.

  • Waterfalls Los Padres National Forest Santa Ynez Mountains San Rafael Wilderness Sespe Matilija Dick Smith hiking trails Santa Barbara Ojai mountains
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    Waterfalls of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    GOOD NEWS! This event will be lived-streamed. You may have heard the Santa Barbara Public Library is closed until at least April 6th, nevertheless this talk will be lived-stream on the Santa Barbara Public Library's facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SantaBarbaraPublicLibrary/. (You don't need a facebook account in order to watch)

  • Hiking New Zealand Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track Fiordland National Park Santa Barbara Public Library
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    Hiking New Zealand's Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

    Hiking New Zealand's Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, February 20th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Located in Fiordland National Park, in the southernmost part of New Zealand, Tautapere Hump Ridge Track leads through Waitutu Forest and offers scenic views of New Zealand's rugged coastline, including the Fiordland area and Stewart Island.

  • Los Padres Forest Association Bryan Conant Backcountry Trails Update
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    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, January 16th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Planning or dreaming of a backpacking trip into the Santa Barbara Backcountry this year, but don't know which trails are overgrown, open, or to be avoided? How have the fires over the past 10 years, including the recent Thomas Fire, affected trail conditions in the backcountry, and what is being done to restore them?

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    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, January 16th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Planning or dreaming of a backpacking trip into the Santa Barbara Backcountry this year, but don't know which trails are overgrown, open, or to be avoided? How have the fires over the past 10 years, including the recent Thomas Fire, affected trail conditions in the backcountry, and what is being done to restore them?

  • The Truth about White Sharks and Shark Attacks
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    The Truth about White Sharks and Shark Attacks

    When You Thought It Was Safe to Go in the Water: The Truth about White Sharks and Shark Attacks

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, December 19th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Chumash Maritime Association tomol syuxtun story circle
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    Chumash Maritime Traditions, Past, Present and Future

    Chumash Maritime Traditions, Past, Present and Future
    Free Movie Screening and Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, November 21st, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Riding the Old Spanish Trail
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    Riding the Old Spanish Trail

    Riding the Old Spanish Trail

    Free movie screening with Q&A

    Thursday, October 17th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Between 1830 and 1848, The Old Spanish Trail witnessed a brief but furious heyday as a trade route linking California and New Mexico. In 2014 and 2015, local riders Richard Waller, Otis Calef, and Jim Clark retraced this historic 1200-mile route on horseback from Los Angeles to Santa Fé, riding in the footsteps of Kit Carson and Antonio Armijo.

  • Navigating Wilderness
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    Navigating Wilderness

    Navigating Wilderness
    Saturdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16

    Learn from local experts how to read the landscape and trails, and become more familiar with the native plants and animals of our area through this immersive class.

    The Santa Barbara and Ojai backcountry offers more than 500,000 acres of designated wilderness and hundreds of miles of trails to explore, and yet often the biggest obstacle to venturing out on the land or going deeper into nature is simply having the skills and confidence to get started.

  • Exploring the Sky Islands of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains
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    Exploring the Sky Islands of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Exploring the Sky Islands of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, September 19th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Sky Islands are found at higher elevations in our local mountains, where relatively cooler and wetter conditions create microclimates that help preserve rich stands of conifers and related habitat, that are surrounded by a sea of either chaparral or pinyon-juniper woodland.

  • Hiking the Continental Divide Trail with thru-hiker Terry Sparks
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    Hiking the Continental Divide Trail with thru-hiker Terry Sparks

    Hiking the Continental Divide Trail with thru-hiker Terry Sparks

    Thursday, August 15th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • A Little Bird Told Me - Listening to nature is a great way to find your place
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    A Little Bird Told Me - Listening to nature is a great way to find your place

    A Little Bird Told Me - Listening to nature is a great way to find your place

    Thursday, July 18th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Tracking Nature's Patterns: how living close to the land deepens human relationships
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    Tracking Nature's Patterns: how living close to the land deepens human relationships

    Tracking Nature's Patterns: how living close to the land deepens human relationships

    Thursday, June 20th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Earthy Folklore: The Nature Wisdom in Ancient Tales with Craig Chalquist
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    Earthy Folklore: The Nature Wisdom in Ancient Tales with Craig Chalquist

    Earthy Folklore: The Nature Wisdom in Ancient Tales with Craig Chalquist

    Thursday, May 16th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    We find much wisdom for how to relate to the natural world in what seems at first an unlikely source: old folklore, including myths and folk tales. When read and told with sensitivity to symbol and metaphor, we can learn valuable lessons for moving our relations with nature, place, and Earth from distance and alienation to closeness and appreciation.

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