Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Apprentice Felix Asadi At Cabrillo National Monument, our volunteers do a lot of good for our park. You might see them assisting visitors, leading snake talks or Science Explorer’s Club booths in the breezeway, or giving tours of our park’s exhibits. Our greenhouse volunteers are a team that helps restore the plants at Cabrillo. Read more… Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – What Do Greenhouse Volunteers Do at Cabrillo National Monument?
If you’ve ever met Cabrillo National Monument scientist Samantha Wynns, then you know that she is a super geek for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). She’s so into STEM, in fact, that she’s been nationally recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read on to hear how Sam’s AAAS year-long Ambassadorship is supporting scientists, students, and the mission of the … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – IF We Empower a Woman in STEM, THEN She Can Change the World
This field note was written by Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Apprentice Violette Anghel who is 12 years old. Great job Violette! Get to know your friendly neighborhood spittlebugs! In this field note, we discuss their life cycle, where, how, and why they create their foam houses and the reasoning behind their strange nicknames. Read more… Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Cuckoo-Spit Spittlebug Froghoppers
One can usually spot a bumblebee when they see one because of their large size. One of the largest of the Bombus species in San Diego County is the Sonoran bumblebee (Bombus sonorous). This species is unlike other bumblebee species in that it is active in the late summer and fall, as opposed to being active in the spring. Read more… Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Sonoran bumblebee
One of the amazing things about the Coastal Sage Scrub plant community out at Cabrillo National Monument is the ever-changing species that are in bloom. Each of these species has a specific phenology, or specific seasonal changes that occur that occur in plants from year to year–such as flowering–especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. Such is the case for the Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) and … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – The Bloomin’ Broom
This field note was written by one of three new Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Apprenctices: Felix is 14 yr. old. This is her first field note. Summer is one of three ambassador snakes here at Cabrillo National Monument. Our ambassador snakes’ goal is to help educate visitors about local snake species and to help erase harmful misconceptions about local snakes. Read more… Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Albinism versus Leucism: In the Wild and at Our Parks