Cabrillo Field Notes – Three Summer Blooms

As we move into the summer months and the drought deciduous plants of spring begin to go dormant, the summer blooms arrive to add their splash of color to Cabrillo National Monument. Clustered Tarweed (Deinandra fasciculate), California Flattop Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), and Tall Stephanomeria (Stepanomeria virgate ssp. Pleurocarpa) are currently in bloom at our park. With the yellow, pink and white, and lavender colors respectively, … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Three Summer Blooms

Cabrillo Field Notes – We Brake for Snakes!

Cabrillo National Monument is home to six different snake species – one of these species, the San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer annectens), is an oft-misidentified and harmless backyard reptile that keeps our ecosystems healthy. Read on to learn more about this slithering species, and why it’s important to break for snakes! Read the rest of the Field Note. Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – We Brake for Snakes!

Cabrillo Field Notes – January-May 2019

We are a little behind in updating everyone with the latest Field Notes. You can find the latest ones here. Blooming in the Rain: Cabrillo’s Drought Deciduous Plants Rising To The Top Gentle and Strong – The Pacific Gray Whale March Madness – Outreach Edition Surviving in the Desert It’s That Asteraceae Time Again Hummingbirds: Aerial Acrobats City Nature Challenge at Cabrillo National Monument – … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – January-May 2019

Cabrillo Field Notes – December 2018

While the shutdown continues, here are the Cabrillo Field Notes from December, for your viewing pleasure. Hang in there everyone.   Middens, a window into the past? No kiddin’! California Science Education Conference Volunteers Wanted! Rare Sights at the Edge of Land and Sea A Peek Inside the Cabrillo Adventure Traveling Trunk Schoodic Institute’s Citizen Science Workshop A Look Back at 2018 Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – December 2018

Cabrillo Field Notes – November 2018

Good afternoon Cabrillo Crew – All of our rain dances finally paid off! I hope you all enjoyed the rain as much as I know our plants did. In other news, tidepool season is in full swing, but some of our terrestrial animals were the themes of the blog this month. We also kicked off our Naturally Speaking Lecture Series this month (thanks, Bonnie). Check … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – November 2018

Cabrillo Field Notes – October 2018

Happy Halloween! Snakes and endangered species were themes of the month, and we announced our 2018-2019 Naturally Speaking Lecture Series and EcoLogik Workshops. Check it out in this month’s edition of Cabrillo Field Notes. October Highlights (click through to articles): The King of Snakes A Crash Course in Conservation Science The EcoLogik Project: EcoLogik Workshops 2018-2019   Naturally Speaking: Science Education Series 2018-2019 Fang-tastic Friends … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – October 2018