The Plants and Animals


The Plants and Animals

The plant life of the Sanctuary is left in a natural state. Plants and trees are cut to keep the trails clear and some of the trees and aquatic vegetation are removed to inhibit biotic succession. The dead plant life and fallen trees are not removed but are left to provide shelter for much of the terrestrial animal life and to decompose.

Here are some of the plants that you can find in the Sanctuary:

Walnut Tree

Walnut Tree

Eucalyptus Tree

Eucalyptus Tree

Flannel Bush

Flannel Bush

Cattail

Cattail

 

The animal life of the Sanctuary is all native to this area with the exception of some of the aquatic organisms. The animal populations are not artificially maintained but are at a natural balance with the organisms living off the existing plant and animal life.

 

Here are some of the animals that you can find in the Sanctuary: 

Grass Frog

Grass Frog

Great Egret

Eucalyptus Tree

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Raccoon

Raccoon

 

 

* Content taken from the handbook "Animals of the Mt. San Antonio College Wildlife Sanctuary" by Jeff J. Bolln

** Photos courtesy of Mark Cooper, David Mirman, Karyn Kakiba-Russel and Sherry Schmidt