San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection[SDNHM Education Programs: Classes, Field Trips, Overnight Expeditions, Lectures, Films, Programs for Children]
Wild Lands Exploration
In association with the California Department of Fish and Game

Wild Lands Exploration—a series of public hikes into local wildlife areas and ecological reserves—is a collaborative effort between the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM). To support this collaboration, the DFG and SDNHM have developed an online resource to provide information about four of the DFG properties featured in this series. This information includes the history of the reserves, photos, maps, species lists, and links to SDNHM Field Guide pages on selected plants and animals.

Ecological Reserves

Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve
Crestridge Ecological Reserve
Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve

Wildlife Areas

San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area

Topographic Maps

Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve
Crestridge Ecological Reserve
Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve
San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area


Field Guide Species Accounts

Mammals
Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana
Black-tailed Hare, Lepus californicus
Bat, Myotis sp.
Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus
Desert Cottontail, Sylvilagus auduboni

Insects
Darkling Beetle, Coelocnemis californicus
Quino Checkerspot, Euphydryas editha quino
Hermes Copper, Lycaena hermes
Dragonflies

Plants
Mulefat, Baccharis salicifolia
Ramona Lilac, Ceanothus tomentosus
Laurel Sumac, Malosma laurina
Lemonadeberry, Rhus integrifolia
Arroyo Willow, Salix lasiolepis
White Sage, Salvia apiana

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