Archive for May, 2016

Cottage #2 – The Shell Shack

May 1, 2016

Built in 1926 by Huntington Beach-based brothers-in-law Russell Paull and Lowell Bailey, Cottage #2, now affectionately known as “The Shell Shack”, was first created as a movie set during the golden age of film at Crystal Cove. It changed hands several times over the years, transferring ownership from the Paull and Bailey families to a […]

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Membership

May 1, 2016

May is membership month at Crystal Cove Alliance! With the help of its members and donors, CCA is dedicated to protecting and preserving the unique cultural, natural and his¬toric resources of Crystal Cove including the cottages, the Historic District and the natural environment which surrounds them, including 3.2 miles of coast¬line, 2,400 acres of backcountry […]

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California Gnatcatcher: A Crystal Cove Success Story

May 1, 2016

As spring begins drawing in visitors from near and far, Park visitors may catch a glimpse of another Cove dweller that was once a rare sight: the California Gnatcatcher, whose resurgence is one of the Park’s great conservation success stories! California Gnatcatchers almost exclusively forage and breed in coastal sage scrub, a plant community uniquely […]

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