Archive for May, 2014

Treasures at the Beachcomber

May 1, 2014

Treasures at the Beachcomber ONCE KNOWN AS THE WHISTLE STOP, THE BEACHCOMBER CAFÉ IS HOME TO NOT ONLY GREAT FOOD BUT ALSO A FUN COLLECTION OF ART AND KNICK-KNACKS INSPIRED BY THE COTTAGE’S ORIGINS.   Though today the Beachcomber Café is a must-visit spot for casual beach food and drinks, it was once the home to artist Vivian […]

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Cottage #32

May 1, 2014

Cottage #32 THE “HI-DE-HO” COTTAGE’S FORMER RESIDENTS WERE PART OF THE ARTS IN THE PARK LEGACY AT CRYSTAL COVE.   In 1968, Tom and Alice Powell acquired Cottage#32, the Painters Cottage—which was also known by Covites as the “Hi-De-Ho” cottage (named after the song of the same name by Cab Calloway and his band). An […]

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Intern Spotlight

May 1, 2014

Intern Spotlight FROM FRESHMEN TO SENIORS, INTERNS PLAY AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN CCA’S EFFORTS TO COMBINE CONSERVATION INITIATIVES WITH EDUCATION AT THE PARK.   Last October, CCA welcomed a team of nine students from UC Irvine’s Center for Environmental Biology, who joined the team at Crystal Cove to supplement their research and studies in informal science education that takes place outside […]

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Roadrunners on the Move

May 1, 2014

Roadrunners on the Move PART OF THE NATURAL RHYTHM OF THE PARK, THE FAST-RUNNING GROUND BIRD ARRIVES AT CRYSTAL COVE IN THE WARMER MONTHS.   Late spring is a great time to visit the park to see one of the Historic District’s favorite natural predators: the roadrunner. During your next visit to Crystal Cove, keep your eyes peeled […]

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Conservation Through the Eyes of Artists

May 1, 2014

CONSERVATION THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTISTS PAINTERS, MUSICIANS, WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ALIKE ARE INSPIRED BY CRYSTAL COVE’S BEAUTY AND CONVEY MESSAGES OF CONSERVATION AT THE PARK IN THEIR STUNNING WORKS.   Impressionism at Crystal Cove dates back to the early 1900s, when the beauty of Southern California drew painters who settled in among like-minded individuals to create an artists’ […]

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