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Find the Wild

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From the Green Hairstreak Butterfly in Golden Gate Heights to the Pacific Chorus Frog in Potrero Hill, San Francisco is home to diverse species. Visit natural areas in the city to discover birds, butterflies, and beautiful wildflowers!

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Crissy Field
Presidio
Birds (Herons, Geese, Belted Kingfisher)

Green Hairstreak Corridor
Golden Gate Heights
Butterflies, hawks, songbirds

Heron’s Head Park
Bayview
Birds (California Clapper Rail, Black Oystercatcher)

Land's End
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Birds (Townsend's Warbler, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Bewick's Wren)

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Golden Gate Park
Birds, native plants

Strawberry Hill
Golden Gate Park
Birds, butterflies, turtles, native plants
Picnic information - Restoration information

View map.
View printable list


Additional Resources

Find Your Park / Encuentra tu parque - Find a national park near you (National Park Service)

Stories of San Francisco Species (PDF) - Learn about city’s indigenous critters, including birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Find the Wild in Downtown San Francisco

Green Connection Maps - Learn about long-term plans to restore local habitat and improve 115 miles of San Francisco streets.


Find the Wild • Tend the Wild • Grow the Wild


San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot.   

Our home. Our city. Our planet.