Wildlife

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.


Mammals


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")


Chuckwalla

Mountain Garter Snake

Pacific Giant Salamander

Reptiles of California's Deserts

Western Fence Lizard









Fish

Chinook Salmon



Insects


California Sister Butterfly

Common Buckeye Butterfly

Hoary Comma Butterfly

Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

Western Pygmy-Blue Butterfly

Western Tailed-Blue Butterfly

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Gall Wasps








Other Invertebrates

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp

Pelagic Red Crabs

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