Field Guides on the Go

August 31, 2018 Posted by: Nicole Ornelas
Cabrillo National Monument: Native Plant Field Guide – Field Guide Section in iBooksNPS Photo/Nicole Ornelas – Cabrillo National Monument: Native Plant Field Guide – Field Guide Section

Field guides are designed to help the reader identify wildlife in a local area and generally designed to be brought into the ‘field’. 

When hiking and/or exploring in the ‘field’, visitors will typically have water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, maybe a light a jacket and field guide to identify wildlife, if there is space. However, whether it’s a long exploration or a short one, in today’s era, there is one thing that is guaranteed to make the cut - your CELL PHONE. 

Cell phones have advanced over the years to handle nearly any digital media capability – camera, games, research, calculator, global positioning services, and of course, the ability to contact another person. With all of its uses, the modern-day hiker will hardly explore the streets of San Diego without their cell phone, let alone a beautiful place like Cabrillo National Monument. 

Thus, our staff have created multiple interactive iBook field guides for the various inventories we find at Cabrillo National Monument. 
 
iBook application on iPhone with downloaded Cabrillo National Monument Field Guides ready for use
NPS Photo/Nicole Ornelas – iBook application on iPhone with downloaded Cabrillo National Monument Field Guides ready for use 

These Field Guides on the go can be downloaded for free onto any apple device and used regardless of the strength of your cell phone reception.  

The next time you find a blue bellied lizard or hear a bird call on the trail, check out Cabrillo National Monument’s iBook Field Guides to help with your identifying needs. 

Happy exploring!

Native Plant Field Guide

Native Herptiles Field Guide

Native Bird Field Guide

Intertidal Field Guide



 
Cabrillo National Monument: Native Herptiles – Snakes SectionNPS Photo/Nicole Ornelas – Cabrillo National Monument: Native Herptiles – Snakes Section

 
Cabrillo National Monument: Native Birds – California Thrasher (Taxostoma redivivum) descriptionNPS Photo/Nicole Ornelas – Cabrillo National Monument: Native Birds – California Thrasher (Taxostoma redivivum) description

Last updated: August 31, 2018

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