Wildlife in San Bruno

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Junipero Serra County Park (San Bruno)

This park is 108 acres and has fairly flat, dirt hiking trails that are partly shady and partly sunny with panorama views of the Bay Area.  Plant and Trees that make home in the park include Coast Live Oak, Arroyo Willow, California Bay Laurel, Madrone, California Buckeye and the introduced Eucalyptus, Monterey Cypress and Monterey Pine. Plants include spring wildflowers, Douglas Iris, Miners Lettuce, Hounds Tongue, California Buttercup, Soap Plant and Owl Clover.  Wildlife includes scrub jays, towhees, banana slugs, raccoons, red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures.  Watch out for Poison Oak.  The visitor center at the park headquarters has habitat exhibits . There is a self-guided one third of a mile Live Oak Nature Trail that has a short interpretive loop.  Restrooms are available.