Coastal Sage Scrub

 

Coastal sage scrub habitat near Miramar                                                                           Photo by Rick Halsey

     

                                        California sagebrush          (enlarged flowers)                                     California buckwheat

                                                                                                                               © 2003 Michael Charters

  

                                     black sage                                                                          (enlarged flowers)

                                                                                                                 © 2004 Dr. Daniel L. Geiger

          

           coast monkey flower                        (enlarged flowers)                                             laural sumac

           

        lemonade berry                                                                         bush sunflower

                                                                                                          © 2003 Michael Charters

         

     Audubon cottontail                                                                      coyote                                           

              

                 red-tailed hawk                                                             sage sparrow

                      © 2005 Adam R. Paul                                        © Greg W. Lasley/CLO

 

                                                         greater roadrunner                                            © 2003 Scott Streit

 

     

                 coastal rosy boa                                                        red-tailed hawk                        © Bill Wechter

 

   

                                        horned lizard                ©1976 Dave Hildebrand                                            

Photo Credits:

California Reptiles and Amphibians. (2005). Photograph of rosy boa. Retrieved march 12, 2005 from CaliforniaHerps.com

Charters, M. (2003). Photograph of buckwheat and California bushflower. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from CalPhotos: Plants at http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/flora/

Engles, L.G. (2005). Photograph of coyote. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from California Academy of Sciences. http://sacsplash.org/critters/coyote.htm

Geiger, D.L. (2004). Photograph of black sage flowers. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from CalPhotos: Plants at http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/flora/

Halsey. R. (2003). Photo of coastal sage scrub. Southern California Chaparral Field Institute.

Hildebrand, D. (1976). Photographs of kingsnake and horned lizard. Retrieved March 12, 2005 from Wildlife of Henry W. Coe State park at http://www.coestatepark.com/wildlife_of_henry_coe_state_park.htm

Lasley, G.W. (2005). Photograph of sage sparrow. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from http://birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/SageSparrowdt/html

Miller, B.R. (2002). Photograph of Audubon cottontail. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from http://www.rosedanyon.org/live/photo-html/cottontail.html

Paul. A.R. (2005). Photograph of Red-tailed Hawk. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from http://hiking.adampaul.com/birds/redtailedhawk.shtm

Simpson, M.G. (2005). Photographs of black sage, California buckwheat, California sagebursh, coast monkey flower, laurel sumac, lemonaide berry. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from Plants of San Diego County, California, San Diego State University at  http://sci.sdsu.edu/plants/sdpls/indexf/html

Streit, S. (2003). Photograph of roadrunner. Retrieved March 8, 2005 from Bird Friends of San Diego County at http://www.bird-friends.com/

Wechter, B. (2005). Photo red-tailed hawk at San Elijo Lagoon. Retrieved April 26, 2005 from San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy at http://www.sanelijo.org/index.htm