San Francisco Department of the Environment

Species Stories of San Francisco

Green Hairstreak Butterfly

Pacific Chorus Frog

Animals and Plants in the Neighborhoods

Species Stories of San Francisco (8 pages, PDF) 

  • Butterflies: Monarch Butterfly, Anise Swallowtail, West Coast Painted Lady, Western Tiger Swallowtail, 
  • Birds: Anna's Hummingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Red-Winged Blackbird, Pygmy Nuthatch, Nutall's White-Crowned Sparrow
  • Animals: Western Fence Lizard, Black Tailed Jackrabbit, Coyote, California Slender Salamander
  • Trees: Coast Live Oak/California Buckeye
  • Plants: Coast Buckwheat, Yerba Buena

Protect the Pollinators!

Additional Resources

North America's Smallest Butterfly Now Calls the Presidio Home - Western Pygmy Blue (Presidio Trust)