Cabrillo Field Notes – Sonoran bumblebee

One can usually spot a bumblebee when they see one because of their large size. One of the largest of the Bombus species in San Diego County is the Sonoran bumblebee (Bombus sonorous). This species is unlike other bumblebee species in that it is active in the late summer and fall, as opposed to being active in the spring. Read more… Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Sonoran bumblebee

Cabrillo Field Notes – The Bloomin’ Broom

One of the amazing things about the Coastal Sage Scrub plant community out at Cabrillo National Monument is the ever-changing species that are in bloom. Each of these species has a specific phenology, or specific seasonal changes that occur that occur in plants from year to year–such as flowering–especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. Such is the case for the Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) and … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – The Bloomin’ Broom

Webinar On Climate Change & the Oceans

From Science News: Ocean of Changes Marine ecologist Malin Pinsky is leading the charge to collect the data needed to shape ocean policy amid global temperature rise. His lab at Rutgers University focuses on understanding “how marine ecosystems are changing, why they are changing and what choices we can make as a society to alter that course,” he says. On October 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Science … Continue reading Webinar On Climate Change & the Oceans

Tidepool Tips – Bluff Collapse

Just in case anyone needed proof about the unstable bluffs in the tidepools, take a look at these photos. This bluff collapse occurred Monday night at the entrance to the tidepools. The fallen safety sign is a perfect example of why we do our best to keep visitors safe and away from the bluff edges, as these collapses can occur at any time. Stay safe … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Bluff Collapse

The Start Of The Entrance Fee At Cabrillo

Ranger Andrew received an email from a retired ranger, Bob Randall, who used to work at Cabrillo in the late 1980’s- early 1990’s. Mr. Randall was at the park recently and met Ranger Andrew. Mr. Randall was the ranger tasked with starting the entrance fee collection at Cabrillo. He has provided us with the following trip down memory lane as to how the fee collection … Continue reading The Start Of The Entrance Fee At Cabrillo

There’s a New Ranger in Town, actually several

If you haven’t noticed, or been to the park recently, there are a few changes in rangers at the park. Ranger Amanda is back from her four month detail. Ranger Bob retired at the end of August. Ranger JulieAnne is now in the Interp division. Rangers Chad and Donny are the new LE officers. The Foundation has a new Bookstore Manager. Her name is Dana. … Continue reading There’s a New Ranger in Town, actually several