UC Santa Cruz Fort Ord Natural Reserve
Marina, CA 93933 United States
Fort Ord Natural Reserve in Marina protects rare maritime chaparral habitat endemic to the Monterey Bay region that is home to threatened and endangered species such as the Smith’s blue butterfly, sand gilia, and Monterey spineflower.
During this month’s Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Member Meet-Up, we will explore the Reserve with Gage Dayton, the Director of the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserve system that Fort Ord belongs to. While searching for some of the Reserve’s charismatic flora and fauna such as the Monterey spineflower and coast horned lizards, we’ll also learn about the research and restoration projects that go on at the Reserve.