February 12, 2019

City Nature Challenge at Cabrillo!

Mark your calendars! On April 26th-April 27th Cabrillo National Monument will be hosting activities during a 24-hour long Bioblitz for the City Nature Challenge. We hope that San Diego County will get 1st place this year!

Look out for more announcements here for activities and scheduled presentations we will be having!

Hope to see you there & spread the word!

PS - low(ish) tides during this blitz too!

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Posted on February 12, 2019 08:13 PM by cabrillonationalmonument cabrillonationalmonument | 2 comments | Leave a comment

February 06, 2016

Cabrillo National Monument Bioblitz, May 21-22, 2016!

Join us for an NPS Centennial celebration as we bioblitz with dozens of other parks in May! Cabrillo National Monument has the honor of being one of the showcase parks, with a live feed of our activities broadcast to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.!

In addition to the blitz, we already have several guest speakers lined up from US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, UC San Diego, and San Diego State University covering topics such as rattlesnakes, peregrine falcons, bees, butterflies, and more!

We're excited to show off our amazing biodiversity here and hope you can be a part of the fun!

When: May 21st - May 22nd
Where: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106


More details to follow.

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Posted on February 06, 2016 11:44 PM by cabrillonationalmonument cabrillonationalmonument | 3 comments | Leave a comment

February 24, 2015

Bat monitoring in Point Loma

What are those graphs all about? These are graphs called "sonograms," which bat biologists use to identify bat species. The graphs are produced by bat detectors which are set out for a period of time (usually 1-2 weeks). These detectors record every ultrasonic noise that occurs during the night -- so in addition to bat calls, they will pick up rodent calls. Each bat produces a call unique to their species -- on the sonogram, they are called "signatures."

Posted on February 24, 2015 11:24 PM by cabrillonationalmonument cabrillonationalmonument | 13 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment