California Department of Fish and Wildlife

A picture of a coasthornedlizard taken at Crestridge Ecological Reserve

Crestridge ER - Focal Species

Lakeside Ceanothus, Ceanothus cyaneus; San Diego Thornmint, Acanthomintha ilicifolia; Hermes Copper Butterfly , Lycaena hermes; Harbison's Dun Skipper , Euphyes vestris harbisoni; California Gnatcatcher , Polioptila californica californica; White-tailed Kite , Elanus leucurus; Cooper's Hawk , Accipiter cooperi. In addition, species such as mule deer, fox, coyote, bobcats have been determined to be present and birds of prey such as Red-tailed Hawks and numerous species of owls, bats and rattlesnakes occur within the Crestridge Ecological Reserve.


Species Lists

Sensitive Animal Species

Birds

  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperi
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Aimophila ruficeps
  • Bell's Sage Sparrow, Amphispiza belli belli
  • Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
  • Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus leucurus
  • California Gnatcatcher, Polioptila californica californica

Butterflies

  • Quino Checkerspot Butterfly, Euphydryas editha quino
  • Harbison's Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris harbisoni
  • Hermes Copper, Lycaena hermes

Mammals

  • Mountain Lion, Felis concolor
  • Southern Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus fuliginata

Reptiles

  • Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail, Cnemidophorus hyperythrus beldingi
  • Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Crotalus ruber ruber
  • San Diego Coast Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma coronatum blainvillei
  • Two-striped Gartersnake, Thamnophis couchi hammondi

Sensitive Plant Species

  • San Diego Thornmint, Acanthomintha ilicifolia
  • San Diego Sagewort , Artemisia palmeri
  • Lakeside Ceanothus, Ceanothus cyaneus
  • Delicate Clarkia , Clarkia delicata
  • Small-flowered Morning-glory , Convolvulus simulans
  • Palmer's Grappling Hook , Harpagonella palmeri
  • Ramona Horkelia, Horkelia truncata
  • Rush-like Bristleweed, Machaeranthera juncea
  • San Diego Goldenstar, Muilla clevelandii
  • Golden-rayed Pentachaeta, Pentachaeta aurea
  • Engelmann Oak, Quercus engelmannii
  • Ashy Spike-moss, Selaginella cinerascens
  • San Diego County Viguiera, Viguiera laciniata