California is absolutely brimming with wildlife.  And every species is of great interest to the naturalist!  Below are lists of articles pertaining to individual species, organized by broad taxonomic group.  Because birds so often capture my attention, a comprehensive list of bird species can be found here.


Belding's Ground Squirrel

Desert Cottontail

Humpback Whale

North American Beaver

North American River Otter

Sea Otter

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Reptiles & Amphibians (affectionately known as "Herps")

Mountain Garter Snake

Pacific Giant Salamander

Reptiles of California's Deserts

Western Fence Lizard


Chinook Salmon


California Sister Butterfly

Common Buckeye Butterfly

Hoary Comma Butterfly

Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly

Western Pygmy-Blue Butterfly

Western Tailed-Blue Butterfly

Gall Wasps

Other Invertebrates

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp

Pelagic Red Crabs

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