April 26-27 – 24 hours starting at 5pm A BioBlitz is a concentrated effort to discover and document as many species of plants, animals, and other organisms in a certain period. This helps map the biodiversity of a given area and can be used as a tool to measure impacts and changes over time. This “snapshot” of biodiversity is a great way to connect the … Continue reading BioBlitz 2019 is Coming!
George Bernard Shaw summed up lighthouses in a nutshell: “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve. They weren’t built for any other purpose.” At Cabrillo National Monument we use the Old Point Loma lighthouse to honor the memory of a class of men and women who brought an incredible sense of … Continue reading Did you Know – Point Loma Lighthouse Quick Facts
For Immediate Release: March 14, 2019 Release No.: 2019-04 CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT OFFERS ELECTRONIC PARK ENTRANCE PASSES BEGINNING MARCH 2019 Cabrillo National Monument announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or print and bring their purchased pass with them, Rangers will scan their pass … Continue reading Cabrillo National Monument Offers Electronic Park Entrance Passes
By Karen Scanlon Scattered in the hills over Point Loma’s military reservation are the concrete remains of 12 artillery batteries, and 15 searchlight bunkers. Some of these 60-inch GE carbon-arc lights were kept in camouflaged buildings and rolled into position along narrow-gauge tracks, while others rose from beneath the ground in pop-up shelters. What a perplexing sight for residents 100 years ago of steam-driven … Continue reading In the Hills of Point Loma
Do you know where all the Military History Structures are located around the Monument? Continue reading Did You Know – Military History Structures
Do you know why our city is named San Diego? From Bob Munson, Cabrillo Historian Spanish tradition was to name someone, or some place, after the saint who is the patron of the day the name was given (the “Saint Day”). . Capitan Sebastian Vizcaino, who mapped San Diego Bay in November 1602, gave it the name of Saint Didacus de Alcala whose Saint Day … Continue reading Did You Know – Why Was Our Fair City Named San Diego?