Wildlife

Lainie Motamedi, left, and Park Ranger Katlyn Grubb ride out from the Horse Mounted Patrol Stables in the Marin Headlands.
Park E-Ventures Article
The Horse Mounted Patrol is the only program in the GGNRA that allows volunteers to ride National Park-owned horses. The 43-year-old program is unique in that it’s run entirely by volunteers—some of whom have served for close to three decades.
Bumble Bee (Bombus sp.) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Article
It seems we see bees buzzing around just about any plant, but what are their favorite flowers? Bees love native California flora!
Man holding fishing net with juvenile coho salmon in it. He's about to hand it over to a research to re-release it in Redwood Creek.
Marin Parks Stewardship Newsletter Article
For coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), the connection between Redwood Creek and the Pacific Ocean is a matter of life or death.
bobcat on mount tam
Our Work
The Marin Wildlife Picture Index , a project of the One Tam partner agencies , offers a glimpse into the secret lives of bobcats and other wild critters on Mount Tam. Each image helps us compose a broader portrait of the landscape’s health, connectivity, and resilience. The gallery below is...
Insects spotted in the Golden Gate National Parks, from left, strigamia, Jerusalem cricket, devil's coach horse.
Article
Hello fellow park lovers! Make sure to keep an eye out for a few of these interesting insects found in our Golden Gate National Parks recently.
A humpback whale is seen breaching off the coast of California in 2010.
Article
We have been fortunate to spot humpback and gray whales from the coast at Mori Point, as well as from the mountains at Rancho Corral de Tierra. We recommend heading out to the coast as soon as possible, if you want to bid them adieu.
A White-Tailed Kite in flight.
Article
The White-Tailed Kite is a beautiful predatory raptor that has recently been spotted at various parklands in San Mateo. Read more about the role this bird plays in its ecosystem and why I think it is so special.
Banana slug spotted at Rancho Corral de Tierra.
Article
The California banana slug is one of San Mateo County’s most iconic species. These animals need moisture, shade, and decomposing plant and animal material for consumption.
Humpback Whale
Park E-Ventures Article
Thar she blows! Your coastal parklands are parallel to a marine passage for migrating humpback whales, gray whales, blue whales, orcas, and so many more leviathans. We talked to the experts about what you can do to enhance your chances of spotting a whale spout on your next visit.
Coyote
May 5, 2016
Wildlife cameras installed in Mt. Tam’s open spaces a year and a half ago have begun revealing some surprising things about the mountain’s furry residents.