Posted by: James Wapotich | April 23, 2018

Trail Quest: Serpentine landscapes of the Figueroa Mountain area

Recently joined the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society for a field trip near Figueroa Mountain focused on serpentine rocks, soil, and the plants that grow on them. The field trip was co-led by geologist Susie Bartz and naturalist Liz Gaspar. For a list of the group’s upcoming programs and events go to, ww.syvnature.org

Article appears in section A of today’s edition of Santa Barbara News-Press.

Older articles can be seen by scrolling down or using the search feature in the upper right corner. Articles from the News-Press appear here a couple months after they appear in the paper.

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Geologist Susie Bartz points out Camuesa Fault on the landscape near Ranger Peak

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Naturalist Liz Gaspar points out chaparral plants growing on serpentine soil along Ranger Peak Trail

 


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