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Did You Know – The Abundant Black Sage

By Interdisciplinary Apprentice Wyler Svoboda The black sage (Salvia mellifera) is a very common plant species at Cabrillo National Monument. The black sage is endemic to the south-western US and Baja California regions and it can be found along the Visitor Center walkways, along the Bayside Trail, and even down towards the tide pools. It can grow up to 3-6 feet and can take up … Continue reading Did You Know – The Abundant Black Sage

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Did You Know – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

In honor of Memorial Day, we thought it was a good opportunity to provide some information about Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Visitors are moved by the drive through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, and they often ask Cabrillo National Monument rangers and volunteers a number of questions about the cemetery. Read more… Continue reading Did You Know – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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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

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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

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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?