It has now been over 100 years since the California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica) has made Cabrillo National Monument its home, with the last record of nesting occurring in 1915. It is not clear why they have been absent for so long, but this year, they are back and here to stay. In the spring of 2015, calls from a family of California gnatcatchers were heard … Continue reading Did You Know…California Gnatcatcher is Back!
Happy Halloween! Snakes and endangered species were themes of the month, and we announced our 2018-2019 Naturally Speaking Lecture Series and EcoLogik Workshops. Check it out in this month’s edition of Cabrillo Field Notes. October Highlights (click through to articles): The King of Snakes A Crash Course in Conservation Science The EcoLogik Project: EcoLogik Workshops 2018-2019 Naturally Speaking: Science Education Series 2018-2019 Fang-tastic Friends … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – October 2018
Volunteers and their families are invited to attend the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Moonwalk on October 24. This event is free for CNMF members and volunteers. You can rsvp for the moonwalk at cnmf.org Continue reading CNMF Moonwalk – October 24
Since it is the start of the tidepool season, we thought it was a good time to pass along a few safety tips. If you are working at the Education Table, especially with another person, make sure you keep your fingers clear of the doors as they are closed. It’s easy to smash a finger in the doors if you are busy concentrating on something … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Safety
The two basic building blocks of visitor contacts are: WHAT you say to the visitor; and HOW you say it. You should always look for opportunities to enhance the experience of the visitor. The primary tools in accomplishing this are KNOWLEDGE of your local area and the State of California, and your ATTITUDE when delivering that knowledge. Read more … Continue reading Did You Know – Visitor Contact Tips