Arana Gulch Species List

Sensitive, Threatened and Endangered Plants Living in Arana Gulch:

Sensitive, Threatened and Endangered Wildlife living in or known to use Arana Gulch:



Arana Gulch Species List (Courtesy Steve Cohen, 4/1/13)

    Birds
    American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
    Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
    Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae)
    Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
    Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
    Great Blue Heron  (Ardea herodias)
    Great-Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
    Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
    Merlin (Falco columbarius)
    Red-Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
    Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
    Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
    Swallows (Hirundinidae)
    Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
    White-Tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)
    Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)


    Grasses
    Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
    California Oatgrass (Danthonia californica)
    California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
    English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
    Hairy Cat's ear (Hypocharis radicata)
    Fiddle Dock (Rumex pulcher)
    Golden Brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides)
    Indian Soap Root (Chlorogalum pomeridianum var)
    Italian Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum)
    Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus)
    Mariposa Lilly (Calochortus luteus)
    Narrow-Leaved Clover (Trifolium angustifolium)
    Owl's-Clover (Castilleja densiflora)
    Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
    Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
    Purple Needlegrass (Nassella pulchra)
    Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima)
    Ripgut Brome (Bromus diandrus)
    Ryegrass (Lolium)
    Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
    Soft Chess (Bromus hordeaceus)
    Spreading Rush (Juncus patens)
    Vetch (Vicia sativa)
    Wild Oat (Avena barbata)
    Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus)
    Yellow Mariposa-Lily (Calochortus luteus)


    Fish
    Southwestern Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorta pallida)
    Steelhead Trout (Oncoryhnchus mykiss irideus)
    Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi)


    Insects
    Pollinators in the following Orders have been observed on Santa Cruz tarplant:
    ANTHOPHORIDAE (bees)
    Reduviidae (assassin bugs)
    Curculionidae (weevils)
    Plants
    Alkali Heath (Frankenia salina)
    Bird's-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
    Blue Gum Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
    California Bay (Umbellularia californica)
    California Bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus)
    Choris's Popcorn-Flower (Plagiobothrys chorisianus)
    Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
    Cocklebur (Xanthium)
    Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera)
    Curly Dock (Rumex crispus)
    Douglas' Baccharis (Baccharis douglasii)
    English Ivy (Hedera helix)
    False Willow (Baccharis douglasii)
    Gairdner's Yampah (Perideridia gairdneri ssp)
    Grassland tarweed (Deinandra increscens)
    Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) - Invasive
    Italian Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum)
    Jaumea (Jaumea carnosa)
    Maple-Leaved Checkerbloom (Sidalcea malachroides)
    Molina (Madea sativa)
    Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata)
    Pacific Blackberry (Rubus ursinus) - Native
    Pacific Oenanthe (Oenanthe sarmentosa)
    Pacific Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
    Pickleweed (Salicornia virginica)
    Poison-Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)
    Point Reyes Horkelia (Horkelia marinensis)
    Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
    Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)
    San Francisco Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys diffusus)
    Santa Cruz Tarplant (Holocarpha macradenia)
    Spearscale (Atriplex triangularis)
    Spreading Rush (Juncus patens)
    Velvet Grass (Holcus lanatus)
    Western Goldenrod (Euthamia occidentalis)
    Willow Weed (Polygonum lapathifolium)


    Animals
    Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
    Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae)
    California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)
    California Vole (Microtus californicus)
    Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)
    Fringed Myotis (Myotis thysanodes)
    Garter Snakes (Thamnophis)
    Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer)
    Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
    King Snake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)
    Long-Legged Myotis (Myotis volans)
    Long-Tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
    Northern and Southern Alligator Lizards (Elgaria multicarinata)
    Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus)
    Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora draytonii)
    San Francisco Dusky-Footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes annectens)
    Skunk (Mephitidae)
    Southwestern Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorta pallida)
    Striped Skunk (Mephitis)
    Townsend's Big-Eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendi)
    Western Red Bat (Lassiurus blossevillii)

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