Friday, July 12th
5:00 PM - Food & Drink*
6:30 PM - Square Dancing at the Barn
This is a family friendly free event, open to Sedgwick Friends & Neighbors (and their friends and neighbors!). Put on your boots, grab a friend and come on out!
Space is Limited. PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 5
*For those who are able, we ask that you contribute $10 per person or $20 per family to offset the cost of Country Meat Market catering, beer & lemonade refreshments and cookies for dessert.
Two of Sedgwick's UCSB researchers, Josh Schimel and Carla D'Antonio, were named "Fellows" this spring by the Ecological Society of America.
Fellows are members of the Ecological Society of America
who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields including, but not restricted to those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations and the broader society. Fellows are elected for life.
Congratulations Josh and Carla!
Beginning in January 2013, UCSB Graduate Student Andy McDonald
launched a multi-year study Lyme disease risk and the ecology of tick-borne disease in southern California
. You may have seen Andy dragging his signature white flag in one of 10 50X50 m plots, where he samples the tick communities weekly. With this collected data, Andy will construct a time series of tick abundance and density for the reserve and collected ticks will be analyzed for infection with the Lyme bacteria as well as other tick-borne pathogens. Andy has also collected tissue samples from small mammals trapped at Sedgwick to analyze for infection and begin to characterize the host communities.
Andy has promised to present his preliminary findings during the 2013-14 Walking Ecology Lecture Series, giving us all a chance to learn about Sedgwick's scariest predator, the tiny deer tick (Ixodes pacificus).