Henry Cowell Redwoods

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park preserves mainly forest and riparian areas in the watershed of the San Lorenzo River, including a grove of old-growth coast redwood. It is located in Santa Cruz County, primarily in the area between the cities of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley, near the community of Felton and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The park includes a non-contiguous extension in the Fall Creek area north of Felton.

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https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=546 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cowell_Redwoods_State_Park Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park preserves mainly forest and riparian areas in the watershed of the San Lorenzo River, including a grove of old-growth coast redwood. It is located in Santa Cruz County, primarily in the area between the cities of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley, near the community of Felton and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The park includes a non-contiguous extension in the Fall Creek area north of Felton.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. This lush redwood forest, with sunlight glimmering through trees along the San Lorenzo River, California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (831) 335-4598. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov SaveTheRedwoods.org/csp Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Day Use: 101 North Big Trees Park Road Felton, CA 95018 (831) 335-4598 Campground: 2591 Graham Hill Road Scotts Valley, CA 95060 (831) 438-2396 © 2011 California State Parks (Rev. 2017) offers visitors a peaceful retreat. H enry Cowell Redwoods State Park inspires calm reflection among ancient giant redwoods and sunny sandhill ridges. The park’s historical significance and its spectacular scenery draw travelers from around the world. Visitors can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, camping, and fishing on more than 4,650 acres of forested and open land in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The park’s groves of old- and secondgrowth redwoods flank the San Lorenzo River. In the serene Fall Creek Unit, a few miles north of the main park, hikers experience a verdant, fern-lined river canyon and encounter the remnants of a successful lime-processing industry. PARK HISTORY Native People The Sayante tribe, a subgroup of the Ohlone culture, lived in this area before Spanish rule. They found plentiful shelter, water, and food both on the land and in the river. The San Lorenzo River was a major source of fish for the Sayante people, allowing them to exchange steelhead and salmon with neighboring tribes for acorns, obsidian, and other resources. Early Entrepreneurs Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located on several former Mexican land grants known as Rancho Rincon, Rancho Zayante, and Rancho Carbonera. Ownership of the land changed hands many times as pioneers arrived — introducing logging, tanoak-bark harvesting, lime manufacturing, and even gold mining in the area. In 1867 Joseph Warren Welch Sr. purchased 350 acres here. Although much of the surrounding land had been logged, the large tract of old-growth redwoods we enjoy today still stood. He advertised the grove of uncut giants, and the Welch Big Trees Grove became a famous tourist destination. After his death in 1876, Welch’s widow, Anna Isabella, leased the land to entrepreneur J.M. Hooper, who ran the resort that included a small hotel and dance floor near the Frémont Tree. Famous people such as Andrew Carnegie and Presidents Benjamin Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt visited. General Frémont Tree: (left to right) General John C. Frémont, his wife Jessie Benton Frémont, and their daughter Elizabeth Explorer John C. Frémont reputedly camped in this tree’s fire-hollowed base when he and legendary scout Kit Carson visited Isaac Graham in 1846. When he returned to the grove in 1888, then-General Frémont was reported to have said, “It’s a good story; let it stand.” Creating the Park On a fateful afternoon in 1900, Andrew P. Hill photographed “The Giant” redwood tree in the Welch Big Trees Grove. When the proprietor objected to the unauthorized pictures, demanding the negatives, Hill angrily refused. Hill resolved that there should be a public park where the trees belonged to everyone. He reported the incident to journalist Josephine Clifford McCrackin, who followed up with a letter to the Santa Cruz Sentinel urging Californians to “Save the redwoods.” The movement led to the creation of nearby California Redwood Park in 1902 (now called Big Basin Redwoods State Park), where the Sempervirens Club was founded. The Big Trees Grove resort operated here for another 30 years. William T. Jeter, with the help of his wife Jennie Bliss Jeter and friend Joseph Welch Jr., worked tirelessly to ensure the creation of Santa Cruz County Big Trees Park in 1930. Citizens dedicated the Jeter Tree in his memory; the County managed the park for more than 20 years. It became part of a new state park in 1954, when Samuel (Harry) Cowell donated 1,600 adjoining acres on the condition that the combined park be named for his father Henry. The Cowell Family Foundation deeded the Fall Creek Unit to the State in 1972. Since then, Save the Redwoods League helped to add more than 800 acres to the park. Fall Creek and Henry Cowell Fall Creek Unit, the northern section of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, is located about ¼ mile west of the town of Felton. The 2,390-a
Parque Estatal Henry Cowell Redwoods Nuestra Misión La misión de California State Parks es proporcionar apoyo para la salud, la inspiración y la educación de los ciudadanos de California al ayudar a preservar la extraordinaria diversidad biológica del estado, proteger sus más valiosos recursos naturales y culturales, y crear oportunidades para la recreación al aire libre de alta calidad. Este exuberante bosque de secuoyas, con una luz solar resplandeciente que se filtra a través de los árboles a lo largo del río California State Parks apoya la igualdad de acceso. Antes de llegar, los visitantes con discapacidades que necesiten asistencia deben comunicarse con el parque llamando al (831) 335-4598. Si necesita esta publicación en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 Para obtener más información, llame al: (800) 777-0369 o (916) 653-6995, fuera de los EE. UU. o 711, servicio de teléfono de texto. www.parks.ca.gov SaveTheRedwoods.org/csp Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Day Use: 101 North Big Trees Park Road Felton, CA 95018 (831) 335-4598 Campground: 2591 Graham Hill Road Scotts Valley, CA 95060 (831) 438-2396 © 2011 California State Parks (Rev. 2015) San Lorenzo, les brinda a los visitantes un remanso de paz. E l Parque Estatal Henry Cowell Redwoods inspira a la reflexión apacible entre las antiguas y gigantes secuoyas y las crestas de los médanos. La importancia histórica del parque y su espectacular paisaje atraen a los viajeros de todo el mundo. Los visitantes pueden disfrutar del senderismo, las cabalgatas, los pícnics, la natación, los campamentos y la pesca en más de 4,650 acres de tierras abiertas y boscosas en las montañas de Santa Cruz. Tanto las antiguas arboledas de secuoyas del parque como las secundarias rodean el río San Lorenzo. En la serena Fall Creek Unit, a unas pocas millas del parque principal, los excursionistas pueden apreciar el verdoso cañón del río cercado por helechos y encontrar los restos de una exitosa fábrica procesadora de cal. HISTORIA DEL PARQUE Los indegenas La tribu zayante, un subgrupo de la cultura ohlone, habitaba esta área antes de la dominación española. Encontraron refugio, agua y alimentos tanto en la tierra como en el río. El río San Lorenzo era una fuente muy importante de pesca para el pueblo zayante, lo cual les permitía intercambiar truchas arcoíris y salmones por bellotas, vidrio volcánico, y otros recursos con las tribus vecinas. Los primeros emprendedores El Parque Estatal Henry Cowell Redwoods está ubicado sobre varias concesiones de tierras mexicanas conocidas como Rancho Rincón, Rancho Zayante, y Rancho Carbonera. La titularidad de la tierra cambió de manos varias veces a medida que los pioneros llegaban e introducían en el área la tala, la recolección de la corteza de tanoak, el procesamiento de la cal e incluso la minería del oro. En 1867, el señor Joseph Warren Welch compró 350 acres aquí. A pesar de que mucha de la tierra de los alrededores fue talada, el grueso de las secuoyas primarias que disfrutamos actualmente se mantuvo en pie. Welch promocionó la arboleda de los gigantes que aún quedaban bajo el nombre “Welch Big Trees Grove” [Arboledas de Gigantes Welch], lo cual se convirtió en un destino turístico famoso. Luego de su muerte en 1876, la viuda de Welch, Anna Árbol General Frémont: (de izquierda a derecha) El General John C. Frémont, su esposa Jessie Benton Frémont y su hija Elizabeth El explorador John C. Frémont acampó voluntariamente en el hueco de la base del árbol, hecho por causa del fuego, cuando él y el legendario Kit Carson visitaron a Isaac Graham en 1846. Supuestamente, cuando regresó a la arboleda en 1888, el entonces General Frémont dijo “es una buena historia, déjenla”. Isabella, arrendó la tierra al emprendedor J. M. Hopper, quien administró el complejo hotelero que incluía un pequeño hotel y una pista de baile cercana al árbol Frémont. Personajes famosos tales como Andrew Carnegie y presidentes como Benjamin Harrison y Theodore Roosevelt solían hacer visitas. La creación del parque Durante una fatídica tarde de 1900, Andrew P. Hill fotografió una secuoya “gigante” en Welch Big Trees Grove. Cuando el propietario objetó a las fotografías no autorizadas y solicitó los negativos, Hills se negó a dárselos. Hill decidió que allí debería haber un parque donde los árboles pertenecieran a todos. Le informó del incidente al periodista Josephine Clifford McCrackin quien envió una carta al periódico Santa Cruz Sentinel solicitándoles a los californianos que “salven las secuoyas”. El movimiento condujo a la creación del Parque de secuoyas de California en 1902 (actualmente Parque Estatal Big Basin Redwoods), donde se fundó el Club Sempervirens. El complejo hotelero Big Trees Grove funcionó aquí por 30 años más. Con la ayuda de su mujer Jennie Bliss Jeter y su amigo Joseph Welch júnior, William T. Jeter trabajó incansablemente para asegurars
You have reached the end of the old-growth redwood loop trail at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This grove has been admired and cared for by those who have walked this trail before you; please continue the tradition to ensure this grove will remain preserved forever. These incredible trees can only be protected with your help. Although your walk has ended we hope your interest and enthusiasm for the coast redwood continues. Thank you for visiting Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. For more information come to our visitor center. www.parks.ca.gov Also, visit: www.mountainparks.org Phone: (831) 335-7077 © 2013 California State Parks Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Redwood Grove Loop Trail Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park preserves a 40-acre grove of the tallest tree species on earth. This unique ecosystem of ancient coast redwood trees has captured the interest and dedication of many people throughout time. On this .8 mile (1.2 km) flat loop trail, you will discover the survival adaptations of the coast redwood and the inspiration this grove holds that led to its protection. Be prepared to experience the majestic beauty of an oldgrowth coast redwood forest that stands as a tribute to the efforts of preservationists—past, present, and future. In order to continue to protect park resources and to make your visit more enjoyable: • Leave only footprints, take only photographs. All park features are protected. • Watch for three-leaved poison oak. • A drinking fountain and a semiaccessible restroom are located mid-trail just past the turn to the Fremont tree. • A fully accessible restroom is inside the visitor center located adjacent to the trailhead. 1. WELCOME TO THE RAINFOREST Take a moment to breathe in this fresh forest air, feeling the temperature difference between the parking lot and where you now stand. Look up. You have entered a special type of temperate rain forest, an old-growth coast redwood forest. These trees can grow beyond 300 ft. (91m) tall and live to the mature age of over 2,000 years. Rainy and foggy coastal conditions ensure there is enough moisture for their survival. 2. AMAZING CHARACTERISTICS Sequoia sempervirens, the ever-living redwood, is another name for the coast redwood. Its many survival adaptations include thick bark, long roots, and its extraordinary height. Tannic acid within redwood bark gives it a rich cinnamon red color while providing defense against insects, fungus, and even fire. Almost indestructible, these huge trees persistently survive while battling the natural elements. 3. REDWOODS AND FIRE More than 100 years have passed since the last forest fire burned through here. Feel the trunk of this tree, noticing the fire scars that are still present. Most fires cannot penetrate the thick fibrous and almost fire resistant redwood bark. An intense fire may burn through the bark and hollow out a tree, but, if enough living tissue remains unharmed, the tree, like this one, continues to live and slowly heal its fire scars. 4. THE OTHER TALL TREE Touch the bark of this Douglas-fir tree. The other tall tree in this forest feels different than the coast redwood. The stringy, fibrous redwood bark feels spongy and Douglas-fir bark is hard and furrowed. When comparing leaves, the Douglas-fir needles resemble a bottle brush while redwood leaflets lie flat on the twig. Both trees make small cones, though differently shaped. The coast redwood cone is round and the Douglasfir cone is conical with small bracts that resemble a mouse tail and hind feet. 5. REDWOOD FAMILY CIRCLES The coast redwood has the ability to sprout from its trunk base. You are now standing in the middle of a redwood family circle, where a larger redwood once grew. The trees that make up this circle have sprouted from the base of a parent tree. Even if a redwood tree Continued on next page. has been logged, its root system is still alive. This unique ability among conifers testifies to their strength and tenacity. Find young redwood sprouts just around the corner of the fence, gently feel the delicate new growth, and consider what will become of these young redwoods over time. 6. NEW LIFE FROM DEAD TREES The tallest trees in the world have a shallow root system growing only 6-12 feet below the surface. Instead of growing deep, their roots grow out, extending hundreds of feet laterally. Wrapping their roots around other redwood roots, these trees help each other stay in the ground until flood and wind finally knock them over. Fallen redwoods provide a fertile place for new trees to grow. Count how many trees you see growing from this downed redwood. 7. THE GIANT Aptly named, this tree called The Giant grows to 270 ft. (83m) tall and over 17 ft. (5m) wide, almost as high as a 25-story building. Imagine—a tree this large grows from a seed the size of an oatmeal flake! Redwood seeds come from olive-sized cones containing, on average, 60-120 seeds. The redwood forest floor is thickly covered with leaves, so see
mismo sitio hay también un ejemplar de secoya gigante y así los tres árboles parientes pueden verse juntos y pueden ser comparados. USTED HA LLEGADO AL FINAL DEL CAMINO CIRCULAR DE LA ARBOLEDA ANTIGUA DE ÁRBOLES SECOYAS COSTEROS DEL PARQUE ESTATAL HENRY COWELL. Esta arboleda ha sido admirada y cuidada por quienes la han visitado. Continúe la tradición de seguir conservándola y protegiéndola para siempre. Son árboles magníficos que pueden ser protegidos solamente con su ayuda. Gracias por visitar el Parque Estatal “Henry Cowell Redwoods”. Para más información vaya a nuestro Centro de Visitantes. Teléfono: (831)335-7077 www.parks.ca.gov www.mountainparks.org Parque Estatal Henry Cowell Redwoods CAMINO CIRCULAR D E Á R B O LE S S E C O Y A S COSTEROS Este parque, llamado Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, conserva una arboleda de 16.5 hectáreas de los árboles más altos de la tierra. El ecosistema único de los antiguos árboles secoyas costeros ha sido el interés y la devoción de mucha gente a través del tiempo. En este camino circular de 1.2 km, accesible en silla de ruedas, descubrirá las adaptaciones que ayudan a la supervivencia de los secoyas costeros y recibirá inspiración para guiarnos a su protección. La belleza majestuosa de este bosque de antiguos árboles secoyas costeros es un tributo a los esfuerzos de conservacionistas pasados, presentes y futuros. Para continuar con la protección de este parque: • Manténgase en el camino marcado y no deje en él nada más que las huellas de sus pies. • No saque nada del parque, solamente fotografías. Todo aquí está protegido. • Por favor, no se suba a los árboles. • No toque el roble venenoso (poison oak) abundante aquí. Identificarlo con ayuda de un docente. • Hay una fuente de agua potable y un baño a medio camino, antes de voltear hacia el árbol de Frémont (#8). • Hay un baño accesible en silla de ruedas dentro del Centro de Visitantes ubicado cerca del comienzo de este camino circular. 1. BIENVENIDOS AL BOSQUE Respire el aire fresco y sienta la diferencia de temperatura entre el parqueadero y el bosque. Ha entrado a un tipo especial de bosque con temperatura templada. Estos secoyas costeros pueden llegar a tener más de 90 metros de altura y vivir más de 2,000 años. La lluvia en el invierno y la neblina en el verano son condiciones climáticas de esta costa que les proporcionan la humedad suficiente para sobrevivir. 2. CARACTERÍSTICAS ASOMBROSAS Los secoyas costeros se conocen con otros nombres. Uno de ellos es su nombre científico, sequoia sempervirens, es decir siempre vivo porque es siempre verde. Otro nombre es árboles costeros de madera roja. Entre muchas adaptaciones para poder sobrevivir están su corteza gruesa, sus raíces largas y su altura extraordinaria. El ácido tánico de la corteza les da ese color rojizo y les ayuda a defenderse de insectos, de hongos y aún de los incendios. Son casi indestructibles y persistentemente sobreviven luchando contra elementos naturales. 3. LOS ÁRBOLES SECOYAS COSTEROS Y EL FUEGO Hace más de 100 años fue el último incendio forestal en este lugar. Toque este tronco y observe las marcas dejadas por el fuego. La mayoría de los incendios no penetran la corteza gruesa, fibrosa, de los secoyas costeros. Un incendio intenso puede llegar a quemar a través de la corteza y hacer un hueco en el tronco del árbol, pero si queda vivo suficiente tejido, el árbol puede continuar viviendo y lentamente puede cicatrizar los daños causados por el fuego. 4. EL OTRO ÁRBOL MUY ALTO Otro árbol muy alto en este bosque es el abeto Douglas (Douglas-fir). Al tocarlo note que es diferente al secoya costero. La corteza del secoya costero es fibrosa y como esponjosa, la del abeto Douglas es dura y surcada. Las hojas como agujas en el abeto Douglas están repartidas en la rama como una brocha de lavar botellas y en las del secoya costero las agujas se reparten de manera plana, como en una pluma. Los dos producen pequeños conos pero tienen forma diferente. El cono del secoya costero es redondo y el del abeto Douglas es cónico con pequeñas brácteas que parecen como cola y paticas traseras de un ratoncito. 5. ÁRBOLES SECOYAS COSTEROS FORMANDO CÍRCULOS DE FAMILIA El secoya costero puede retoñar de la base del tronco. Usted está en medio del círculo de una familia de árboles secoyas costeros en donde uno más grande creció allí antes. Los árboles de este círculo brotaron de la base de un árbol parental. Aún si un secoya costero ha sido cortado, su sistema de raíces permanece vivo. Es una habilidad única entre los coníferos la que les da esa fortaleza y tenacidad. Al tocar suavemente retoños jóvenes sienta su delicadeza y piense en lo que este retoño va a convertirse con el paso del tiempo. una inundación o un incendio. Increíble pensar que El Gigante haya germinado de una semilla tan pequeña! 6. ÁRBOLES MUERTOS DAN NUEVA VIDA Los árboles más altos del mundo tienen un sistema de raíces poco profundo creciendo solo de 2 a 4 metros debajo de la superficie
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 2591 Graham Hill Road • Scotts Valley, CA 95060 • (831) 438-2396 Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground is in a pine and oak forest five miles from Santa Cruz on Graham Hill Road. The Redwood Grove is a 5-minute drive or a 45-minute hike from the campground. The Nature Center and picnic area are have separate park entrance on Highway 9 in Felton, about 3 miles from the campground. A Special Note about Poison Oak Poison oak flourishes throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, where it provides food and shelter for wildlife and aids in erosion control. It grows in the form of a bush or vine, and when leaves are present they are in groups of three with lobed edges. Autumn poison oak leaves turn a beautiful red and fall off, leaving bare stems. All parts of the plant produce an oil that causes a rash on most people. Learn to identify this plant, and stay on designated trails in order to minimize exposure. Campsites are available on a “site-specific” reservation system. Reservations are highly recommended between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Henry Cowell closes seasonally; please call 800-444-7275 for our dates of operation. Length of stay limit is seven days. Campers 18 years and younger must have a verifiable note with permission to camp from a parent or legal guardian. Checkout time is noon. Campers are limited to 30 days total within the Santa Cruz district. Park vehicles in the driveway of your campsite only. Park extra cars at the campfire center. Dogs must be kept on a six-foot maximum leash at all times and are permitted only on paved roads, Powder Mill Road (at the campfire center), Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail and the Meadow Trail. Keep pets in a tent or vehicle at night and never leave them unattended. Be alert to hikers and children playing. The park speed limit is 15 mph. For your safety and their health, do not feed the wildlife; they can be aggressive and dangerous and may carry disease. Build campfires in the fire rings only. Wood gathering is not allowed. Firewood is sold at the campground entrance. Do not throw trash or wood pallets into the fire rings. Bicycles are allowed on designated fire roads and paved roads only. No bikes are allowed on park trails. Ride cautiously; yield to hikers and horseback riders. Helmets are required for riders under 18 years of age. At no time may music or noise extend beyond the limits of your own campsite. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am Radios and TVs must be off after 10 pm Use generators sparingly from 10 am to 8 pm only. No water or effluent may be discharged onto the ground. Campsites are vulnerable to theft at any time. Secure valuables and equipment and report all suspicious activity to park staff. After hours dial 911. Join us at the campfire center for campfire programs each season from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Ask for the schedule at the entrance station. Discover the many states of California.TM CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov ALTERNATE FORMAT: This publication can be made available in alternate formats. Contact interp@parks.ca.gov or call (916) 654-2249. Trail maps are available at Day-Use and Campground Entrance Stations, and the Nature Store and Visitor Center. Trail maps are also available for Fall Creek Unit. Your Site # ____________ Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 47 to OBS Deck 43 45 48 41 50 23 34 25 29 27 17 16 15 4 14 13 2 12 11 10 Powder Mill Fire Road 7 6 5 3 87 81 85 95 112 110 75 109 53 52 54 55 56 103 107 73 101 102 106 104 100 57 59 58 63 61 60 62 72 68 64 66 67 Pine Trail Pine Trail To Graham Hill Road 70 Parking Ranger Station Coin-Operated Showers 69 Telephone Pine Trail Kiosk No Dogs Allowed Restrooms Water RV Water Fill Up Road Graham Hill Trail Powder Mill Creek Columbine Trail 71 99 65 Bike Campground Camp Host 74 105 Accessible Feature Dogs on Leash 108 97 98 76 77 Accessible Campsite Campfire Center Pine Trail 9 8 88 113 111 96 31 91 92 93 94 30 28 19 18 33 32 26 22 20 37 24 21 Ridge Road 39 90 35 82 E 78 80 Trail 51 36 38 84 N S Pine 49 86 89 40 42 # W Eagle Creek Trail to Redwood Grove Pine Trail 44 46 LEGEND Fire Road Trail: Hiking ONLY Trail: Hike & Horse ONLY Maps Not to Scale For emergencies call 911. © 2007 California State Parks (Rev. 2013)
The Birds of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park www.parks.ca.gov / 831-335-4598 101 N. Big Trees Park Rd. Felton, CA 95018 www.mountainparks.org / 831-335-3174 525 N. Big Trees Park Rd. Felton, CA 95018 Hawk-like Birds American Kestrel Cooper’s Hawk Golden Eagle Merlin Northern Harrier Osprey Peregrine Falcon Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Sharp-shinned Hawk Turkey Vulture White-tailed Kite Notes Long-legged Waders Notes American Bittern Black-crowned Night-Heron Cattle Egret Great Blue Heron Great Egret Green Heron Snowy Egret Hummingbirds Allen’s Hummingbird Anna’s Hummingbird Notes Owls Barn Owl Burrowing Owl Great Horned Owl Northern Pygmy-Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl Western Screech-Owl Notes Duck-like Birds Notes American Coot Cinnamon Teal Common Merganser Green-winged Teal Mallard Northern Pintail Greater White-fronted Goose Wood Duck Tree-clinging Birds Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Acorn Woodpecker Red-bellied Sapsucker Hairy Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Pygmy Nuthatch Brown Creeper Notes Perching Birds Notes American Crow American Dipper American Goldfinch American Robin Belted Kingfisher Bewick’s Wren Black-headed Grosbeak Black Phoebe Brewer’s Blackbird Bushtit California Thrasher California Towhee Cedar Waxwing Chestnut-backed Chickadee Common Raven Common Yellowthroat Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco European Starling Evening Grosbeak Fox Sparrow Golden-crowned Kinglet Golden-crowned Sparrow Hermit Thrush House Finch House Sparrow House Wren Hutton’s Vireo Lesser Goldfinch Lincoln’s Sparrow Loggerhead Shrike Marsh Wren Northern Mockingbird Perching Birds (cont.) Olive-sided Flycatcher Orange-crowned Warbler Pacific Wren Pine Siskin Plain Titmouse Purple Finch Red-winged Blackbird Ruby-crowned Kinglet Say’s Phoebe Savannah Sparrow Scrub Jay Song Sparrow Spotted Towhee Steller’s Jay Swainson’s Thrush Townsend’s Warbler Varied Thrush Western Bluebird Western Meadowlark White-crowned Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Wrentit Yellow-rumped Warbler Notes Miscellaneous Notes Band-tailed Pigeon Barn Swallow California Quail Cliff Swallow Double-crested Cormorant Kildeer Mourning Dove
The Trees & Shrubs of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park www.parks.ca.gov / 831-335-4598 101 N. Big Trees Park Rd. Felton, CA 95018 www.mountainparks.org / 831-335-3174 525 N. Big Trees Park Rd. Felton, CA 95018 Needle / Cone-bearing Trees Common Name (Scientific Name) Knobcone Pine Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) Black Cottonwood Brittle Leaved Manzanita Oceanspray (Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crinita) (Holodiscus discolor var. discolor) Sensitive Manzanita Hairy Honeysuckle (Arctostaphylos sensitiva) (Lonicera hispidula) Bonny Doon Manzanita Wild Cucumber (Arctostaphylos silvicola) (Marah fabaceus) Marsh Baccharis Sticky Bush Monkeyflower (Baccharis glutinosa) (Mimulus aurantiacus var. aurantiacus) Coyote Brush California Wax-myrtle (Baccharis pilularis ssp. consanguinea) (Morella californica) Common Buckbrush Osoberry (Ceanothus cuneatus var. cuneatus) (Oemleria cerasiformis) Coast Whitethorn Pacific Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus) (Pinus attenuata) (Populus trichocarpa) Ponderosa Pine Coast Live Oak (Pinus ponderosa var. pacifica) (Quercus agrifolia) (Ceanothus incanus) Douglas-fir Canyon Live Oak Wartleaf Ceanothus Chaparral Pea (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) (Quercus chrysolepis) (Ceanothus papillosus) (Pickeringia montana var. montana) Coast Redwood Chase Oak Blue Blossom Western Azalea (Quercus x chaseii) (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. thyrsiflorus) (Rhododendron occidentale) Scrub Interior Live Oak Western Virgin’s Bower Straggle Bush (Quercus wislizeni var. frutescens) (Clematis ligusticifolia) (Ribes divaricatum var. pubiflorum) Yellow Willow California Dogwood Pink Flowering Currant (Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra) (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea) (Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum) Arroyo Willow California Hazelnut Wood Rose (Salix lasiolepis) (Corylus cornuta ssp. californica) (Rosa gymnocarpa var. gymnocarpa) (Sequoia sempervirens) California Nutmeg (Torreya californica) Broadleaf Trees Common Name (Scientific Name) California Buckeye (Aesculus californica) Red Willow Big-leaf Maple (Salix laevigata) (Acer macrophyllum) Scouler’s Willow Box Elder (Salix scouleriana) (Acer negundo) Sitka Willow White Alder (Salix sitchensis) (Alnus rhombifolia) California Bay Pacific Madrone (Umbellularia californica) (Arbutus menziesii) Giant Chinquapin (Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla) Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus var. densiflorus) Shrubs / Vines Common Name / (Scientific Name) Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum) a Bush Poppy California Blackberry (Dendromecon rigida) (Rubus ursinus) California Yerba Santa Blue Elderberry (Eriodictyon californicum) (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea) Western Burning Bush Common Snowberry (Euonymus occidentalis var. occidentalis) (Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus) California Coffeeberry Creeping Snowberry (Frangula californica var. californica) (Symphoricarpos mollis) Salal Poison Oak (Gaultheria shallon) (Toxicodendron diversilobum) Peak Rushrose California Huckleberry (Helianthemum scoparium) (Vaccinium ovatum)

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