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Nature Notes

Hummingbird

We live in an area with a wonderful variety of natural spaces. Stream corridors, oak woodlands, grasslands, seasonal wetlands, vernal pools, and sycamore woodlands are among the habitats found in LARPD open spaces and reserves. These places are home to a wide array of plants and animals, and the scenery changes with the season. There is always something new to discover.

Printable pdf field guides

These guides were created by Park Ranger Dawn Soles and scientific illustrator Katharine Decker-Johnson. They are specific to plants and animals found in Livermore. They are designed to be printed double-sided and folded in thirds. We hope you will find them to be interesting, educational and useful!

Birds

Owl

Birds (General)

Birds of Prey (Raptors)

Water Birds

Owls

 

Insects and Spiders

Dragonfly

Butterflies

Damselflies

Dragonflies

Stingers

What's Under That Log?

Mammals

Bobcat

Wild Cats

Predators

 

 

Other Animals

Snake

Reptiles (Including snakes)

Amphibians

 

 

Plants

Flowers

Native Grasses

Trees

Invasive Plants

Wildflowers - Early/Mid Spring

Wildflowers - Late Spring

Wildflowers - Summer

Originally we wanted to offer printed copies of these guides in our parks but we currently do not have the funding to print them. If you or a business you are associated with might be interested in sponsoring the printing of one or more of these guides so we can make them available to the public, please contact us at (925) 960 2400 or email rangers@larpd.org.

Wildflower Guides (with photos)

Early Spring Wildflowers

Late Spring Wildflowers

Creepy Critters...
Many of the animals that live in the parks tend to get more than their share of bad press. Though some of these animals can potentially harm you, what they really want is to be left alone.

Find out more

District Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Park Safety
Geocaching in LARPD