Cabrillo National Monument is at it again – they’re bringing the parks to the people with an outreach initiative that represented at San Diego Comic-Con! But how do the National Parks fit into one of the world’s largest popular arts festival? Read on to find out! It’s the biggest convention of its kind in North America, and the largest happening in San Diego every year. … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Popular Arts with Your National Parks: Comic-Con Edition
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 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!
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
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
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