Did You Know – Moths in the Park

Have you started seeing some moths in the Park? This is a good chance to review two Cabrillo Field Note blog posts on the White-Lined Sphinx Moth and the Western Tussock Moth, so that you can help out visitors who ask questions about them. Species Spotlight: White-Lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata) Species Spotlight: Western Tussock Moth (Orgyia vetusta) Continue reading Did You Know – Moths in the Park

Did you Know – Point Loma Lighthouse Quick Facts

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

Did You Know – Why Was Our Fair City Named San Diego?

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?

Did You Know – What Color Is the Lighthouse?

In honor of Open Tower Day next month, we wanted to start you off with some Old Point Loma Lighthouse information. Do you know what color the lighthouse is? Are you sure? Cabrillo Historian, Ranger Bob, says: The immediate answer to the title question seems quite obvious: white. But the complete answer is: yes and no. Read more… Continue reading Did You Know – What Color Is the Lighthouse?

Did You Know – VIP Voice News

Everyone, we are excited that Cabrillo is open again starting today! There is some news about the VIP Voice website. First of all you will notice that the annoying ads are now gone. Second, while this web address will still work, we have a new web address which might be easier to remember. Our new address is: CNMVIPVoice.org We will be changing all the current … Continue reading Did You Know – VIP Voice News