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Guided Bird Walks in December

This guided bird walk is only available on Thursdays in December. So hurry if you want to take advantage of this before time runs out. Join youth volunteers and science educator Sam Wynns on a “Birding 101” guided bird watching walk! Participants will learn about local ecosystems, biodiversity, and how to spot and identify birds on this approximately 1 hr. long expedition that moves from … Continue reading Guided Bird Walks in December

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Cabrillo’s Tidepools Made the Top Ten List

According to, our rocky intertidal made the top 10 list of beaches in North America for exploring tidepools. We made the list at #9, but one advantage of our location is we have rules enforced for the tidepools to help protect them. We always knew we had a special place here and it’s nice to see others appreciate it as well. Have you been … Continue reading Cabrillo’s Tidepools Made the Top Ten List

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Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk – Successful Pollination

Join us for the next Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk on Monday September 20 at 6:30pm. Dr. Sula Vanderplank – botanist and conservationist, will be speaking on “Successful Pollination – Factors that Influence the Plants and Pollinators of Coastal Southern and Baja California”. Register We all know that many plants need pollinators to propagate, but what happens when plants and their pollinators are out-of-sync? For example, it’s … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk – Successful Pollination

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Snow White and the Lighthouse

TPERP Katrina shares this unique experience from one of her recent roving shifts on the Coastal Trail. As a VIP, I always keep in mind that every visitor has a story…and sometimes those stories are revealed to us. During my TPERP shift I crossed paths with a wonderful family down at the Coastal Trail/Tidepool area: a father, mother, and their four children. The father told … Continue reading Snow White and the Lighthouse

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California King Tides Project – 2021

King Tides are coming December 4-5 and January 2-3! The California King Tides Project is raising awareness about sea level rise and help communities plan for the future. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the highest high tides of the year. Find out what time the King Tides will be near you. Learn how to participate by uploading your photos via a web browser or app. Check … Continue reading California King Tides Project – 2021

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Did You Know – History of CNM’s Bunker

Did you wonder how the bunker at Cabrillo came to be? Well with the help from Ken Glaze, a new document has been added to the ebinder about the history of the bunker at CNM. Ever wonder about Cabrillo National Monument’s bunker? The one located between the main parking lot and the lighthouse? What is commonly called the “bunker” at CNM is more accurately named … Continue reading Did You Know – History of CNM’s Bunker