3390 thumb Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

Just south of the Town of Los Gatos, on the east side of the Lexington Reservoir, sits Sierra Azul, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's southernmost open space preserve. Translated Sierra Azul means "Blue Range." This Preserve encompasses more than 18,000 acres and is ...more ↓

4749026192 4e2f6b3481 m
miniature suncup 1
Camissoniopsis micrantha
5521470035 7cd6da2746 m
Sierran Treefrog 2
Pseudacris sierra
3831591347 83514b90b6 m
California Giant Salamander 3
Dicamptodon ensatus
Small
Ensatina 4
Ensatina eschscholtzii
Yellow-eyed Ensatina
Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica
5344668652 9a7cc7b890 m
Arboreal Salamander 5
Aneides lugubris
Small
Santa Cruz Black Salamander 6
Aneides flavipunctatus niger
2433705379 4d73659aba m
California Slender Salamander 7
Batrachoseps attenuatus
4525442049 b6073c5d71 m
California Newt 8
Taricha torosa
175614908 376987e8d1 m
Southern Alligator Lizard 9
Elgaria multicarinata
Small
California Alligator Lizard 10
Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata
2843322725 60f1cbd8eb m
Western Fence Lizard 11
Sceloporus occidentalis
Small
Coast Range Fence Lizard 12
Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii
Small
Western Skink 13
Plestiodon skiltonianus
3430039283 c67e4b0263 m
Skilton's Skink 3
Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus
Small
Western Whiptail 12
Aspidoscelis tigris
Small
California Whiptail 12
Aspidoscelis tigris mundus
6964248468 e8122cba41 m
Ringneck Snake 14
Diadophis punctatus
Small
Pacific Ringneck Snake 6
Diadophis punctatus amabilis
2780350254 c6f6a0c807 m
Aquatic Garter Snake 15
Thamnophis atratus
2510000757 a9589e630a m
Santa Cruz Aquatic Garter Snake 16
Thamnophis atratus atratus
3640282100 cbdf66520a m
Common Garter Snake 17
Thamnophis sirtalis
2456170925 0b81336309 m
Gopher Snake 18
Pituophis catenifer
3474334258 05543561f6 m
Pacific Gopher Snake 19
Pituophis catenifer catenifer
6181031893 a5debbf2e5 m
Spotted Night Snake 3
Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha
6181031893 a5debbf2e5 m
California Nightsnake 3
Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata
3795053493 ed3150aed5 m
Western Rattlesnake 20
Crotalus oreganus
Small
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake 4
Crotalus oreganus oreganus
3187140734 840780f5bf m
Northern Flicker 21
Colaptes auratus
2925340745 1e9c95f813 m
Great Horned Owl 22
Bubo virginianus
Small
California Quail 23
Callipepla californica
2111436997 7f3d119d78 m
Caspian Tern 24
Hydroprogne caspia
Small
Anna's Hummingbird 25
Calypte anna
3086977792 bf82ccbf8e m
Golden Eagle 26
Aquila chrysaetos
1861866801 f92c88a047 m
Cooper's Hawk 27
Accipiter cooperii
2939911664 a9e7513df5 m
Red-tailed Hawk 28
Buteo jamaicensis
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 29
Cathartes aura
3063015094 3a925a480d m
Double-crested Cormorant 30
Phalacrocorax auritus
371282239 0c2aacd74e m
Oak Titmouse 31
Baeolophus inornatus
6086751918 84855ecfe7 m
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 32
Poecile rufescens
97262 260 190
Pacific Wren 33
Troglodytes pacificus
2783288252 6f21bf941c m
Hermit Thrush 34
Catharus guttatus
2603970665 fe531ea952 m
Ash-throated Flycatcher 24
Myiarchus cinerascens
2497653627 5ce6888112 m
Olive-sided Flycatcher 26
Contopus cooperi
3218813167 81a8c3914f m
Wrentit 35
Chamaea fasciata
8133812669 6ee0732713 m
Dark-eyed Junco 36
Junco hyemalis
3614510679 3981bca7c9 m
Black-chinned Sparrow 32
Spizella atrogularis
5627717818 8df66459a6 m
Chipping Sparrow 37
Spizella passerina
2942826690 761e551f07 m
Fox Sparrow 38
Passerella iliaca
3148797396 169c43f491 m
Golden-crowned Sparrow 39
Zonotrichia atricapilla
2939912802 9c1d026c1d m
Spotted Towhee 28
Pipilo maculatus
Small
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 40
Aimophila ruficeps
Small
Black-headed Grosbeak 25
Pheucticus melanocephalus
4196627607 8e5d4ccb9e m
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 26
Polioptila caerulea
2196341730 0d6eba8877 m
Bushtit 41
Psaltriparus minimus
62271214 52faae0d55 m
Western Scrub-Jay 42
Aphelocoma californica
Small
American Crow 43
Corvus brachyrhynchos
Small
Common Raven 44
Corvus corax
177140208 66b72a867d m
Steller's Jay 45
Cyanocitta stelleri
4103750077 d99945a2da m
Lawrence's Goldfinch 26
Spinus lawrencei
319566830 d6cc2ed93b m
Purple Finch 46
Haemorhous purpureus
2191297464 54338af923 m
Mule Deer 47
Odocoileus hemionus
3098996117 6fe0e771ce m
Columbian Black-tailed Deer 48
Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
3225052660 a781f21e48 m
Striped Skunk 49
Mephitis mephitis
Small
Bobcat 50
Lynx rufus
302323648 cfbe6f08f3 m
Gray Fox 51
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
328845499 8c4679f755 m
Western Gray Squirrel 52
Sciurus griseus
3748480488 a3fc1337d8 m
Merriam's Chipmunk 3
Tamias merriami
4426973835 189d194cc7 m
California Vole 8
Microtus californicus
2382965239 bac45c72e0 m
Dusky-footed Woodrat 53
Neotoma fuscipes
Small
Trowbridge's Shrew 54
Sorex trowbridgii
Small
Pacific Banana Slug 55
Ariolimax columbianus
87434 260 190
Nicklin's Peninsula Snail 56
Helminthoglypta nickliniana
1290051380 a3ee39cdc7 m
Yellow Garden Spider 58
Argiope aurantia
2592012708 ca6c044692 m
Western Forest Scorpion 7
Uroctonus mordax
Small
Western Blacklegged Tick 59
Ixodes pacificus
Small
Pale Swallowtail 12
Papilio eurymedon
2556749747 d053fa2636 m
California Sister 3
Adelpha californica
Small
Mylitta Crescent 61
Phyciodes mylitta
2453431082 bea17b033a m
Variable Checkerspot 62
Euphydryas chalcedona
7683157626 ebe4fd6d6b m
Red Admiral 63
Vanessa atalanta
Small
Painted Lady 64
Vanessa cardui
447857261 ee587d6a04 m
American Lady 65
Vanessa virginiensis
141509000 8f1c383ae4 m
Mourning Cloak 66
Nymphalis antiopa
1581649444 9da13964d1 m
Common Buckeye 67
Junonia coenia
14536502453 0f6fc32d87 m
Large Heath 68
Coenonympha tullia
3044358415 814c2c4aa5 m
California Ringlet 69
Coenonympha tullia california
2678377514 61c3ed0de9 m
Callippe Fritillary 70
Speyeria callippe
5087659428 85d62b97b7 m
Hedgerow Hairstreak 5
Satyrium saepium
5083732491 48675a4d3c m
Brown Elfin 5
Callophrys augustinus
2991265166 24d487f7aa m
Bramble Green Hairstreak 30
Callophrys dumetorum
Small
Gorgon Copper 71
Lycaena gorgon
56032 orig
Echo Azure 72
Celastrina echo
2832103964 aaa74be882 m
Acmon Blue 26
Icaricia acmon
2832103964 aaa74be882 m
Acmon Blue 26
Plebejus acmon
14512990871 362aa5f247 m
Sara Orangetip 68
Anthocharis sara
5580316845 4dc7fab069 m
Margined White 73
Pieris marginalis
2213880851 f5492e3a86 m
Mormon Metalmark 74
Apodemia mormo

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