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Here are some of the animals around, but many we have not photographed:

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles & Amphibians

Insects & Spiders

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Acorn Woodpecker

American Alligator Lizard

Black Scorpion

Bobcat

Anna's Hummingbird

Blue-Tailed Skink

Black Widow spider

Brown Bat

American Kestrel

California King Snake

California Prionus

Deer Mouse

Brown Creeper

Calif. Red-Sided Garter

California Sister butterfly

Gray Fox

California Quail

Common Garter

California Tortoiseshell

Mountain Lion

Crow

Common Toad

Centipede

Opossum

Hairy Woodpecker

Gopher Snake

Chalcedon Checkerspot

Porcupine

Hummingbirds 

Iguana

Eight-spot Skimmer

Raccoon

Junco

Pacific Rattle Snake

Hole Spider

Striped Skunk

Marsh Wren

Pacific Tree Frog

Native bees

Whitetail Deer

Mountain Quail

Red Salamander 

Painted Lady butterfly

Wild Pig

Northern Pygmy Owl

Western Fence Lizard

Pine-borer beetle

 Yellow-Cheeked Chipmunk

Osprey

 

Sulphur butterfly

 

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

 

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly 

 

Pileated Woodpecker

 

Timema douglasi

 

Red-breasted Sapsucker

 

Yellow Spotted Millipede

 

Red-tailed Hawk

 

 

 

Rufous Hummingbird

 

 

 

Scrub Jay

 

 

 

Stellar's Jay

 

 

 

Turkey Vulture

 

  

 

Varied Thrush

 

 

 

Western Bluebird

 

 

 

Western Screech-Owl

 

 

 

Western Tanager

 

 

 

Wild Turkey

 

 

 

Wilson's Warbler 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to Dr. Cristina Sandoval, Coal Oil Point Reserve Director, Marine Science Institute University of California, for identifying Timema douglasi:

Timema_small.jpg (121294 bytes)

And some photographs:  (Click on a photo to see a full size image, press your browser's BACK button to return here.  Hold your mouse over a thumbnail and read the name at the bottom of your screen)

Beetle 01.jpg (432190 bytes)   Buck.jpg (101495 bytes)   N Pacific Rattle 02.jpg (56385 bytes)   Iggy in the sun.jpg (323566 bytes)   Scorpion 01.jpg (76599 bytes)

Salamander01.jpg (44981 bytes)   Beetle 02.jpg (66641 bytes)     

   Millipede02.jpg (70923 bytes)      Gopher Snake.jpg (350085 bytes)

Unless otherwise noted, all images in this page are the property of Paul & Mickie Grace. 

Permission for use is granted freely to not-for-profit organizations.  The citation should read: " Paul & Mickie Grace".

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