Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

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    Monarch Butterfly Watching and Monitoring

    In 1882, a man by the name of Manuel Dominguez died. One year later, his wife Maria followed him to the grave, leaving the family estate in the hands of six: The Dominguez Daughters. Learn their story as you take the ultimate tour through the gardens of their estate grounds. On this tour you’ll visit a few of the six gardens of their namesake, particularly the Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California Native Herb Garden. Everyone gets a journal and you’ll learn all about the butterflies, such as why they’re so important, and about tagging methods that will be implemented soon at the Rancho. If your interest is peaked, become a part of the Monarch Tagging* Team! *Monarch Tagging, as in butterfly tracking. Not to be confused or affiliated with any type of activity involving kings/queens and spraycans.
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and Monitoring

    18127 Alameda St, Compton

    • Help the museum track the monarch butterflies as they flit about their lovely gardens
    • Grab a free journal and track the butterflies in every stage of growth, from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis to butterfly
    • Learn about the butterflies, why they are so important and about tagging methods
    • Become a part of the Monarch tagging team!
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    Dominguez Sisters' Garden Stroll

    In 1882 a man named Manuel Dominguez died. One year later, his wife Maria followed him to the grave, leaving the family estate in the hands of six: The Dominguez Daughters. Learn their story as you take the ultimate tour through the gardens of their estate grounds. Visit the six gardens of their namesake: Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native herb garden, Ana Josefa cactus garden, Dolores children’s garden and activity area, Victoria’s Orchard, and Susanna’s grotto. Take this tour if you have a hankering for the outdoors and a thirst for the history of the land. You’ll find that both are bountiful.
    Dominguez Sisters' Garden Stroll

    18127 Alameda St, Compton

    • Join a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro, a beautiful location dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters
    • Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native herb garden, Ana Josefa cactus garden, Dolores children’s garden and activity area, Victoria’s Orchard, and Susanna’s grotto
    • Enjoy seeing and learning about the various flowers, plants, succulents and trees thriving all over the Rancho
    • Listen to the birds talking, watch the lizards keep the gardens safe, hear the trees rustle in the wind, and experience the peace of the Rancho gardens
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    Bird Walk

    Think bird watching is for the birds? Think again! Picture you, snapping a photo of a bird and then live tweeting it on twitter, mascot: bird. How meta. There are plenty of sights to snap, tweets to twitter and birds to peep on this incredible garden tour of the Rancho with other birdwatching enthusiasts. Take a journal along and keep it up to date as you join the monthly meeting -- after your first bird walk, you’ll be hooked for life! After all, how else will you keep up with your feathered friends? They don’t have social media! Or do they... The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. Birds, history, and a perfect morning of peace and solitude, all for the price of free. Talk about chirp! Err… we mean cheap.
    Bird Walk

    18127 Alameda St, Compton

    • Join a tour at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum for a monthly morning bird walk
    • Explore many parts of the Rancho, discovering sweet-sounding birds of all types
    • Learn about bird journaling as you explore various birds and their migration patterns
    • Bring your binoculars to get a better view!
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