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Edgewood Field Guide

Given its size (467 acres), Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve is home to an unusually large number of plant species. There are 90 plant families; 9 plant communities (non-native grassland, serpentine bunchgrass grassland, chaparral, mixed serpentine chaparral, chamise chaparral, mixed Northern California coastal scrub, oak foothill woodland, mixed hardwood subgroup of the mixed evergreen forest community, and wetlands); and more than 500 plant species overall.

This rich plant habitat supports many species of wildlife, including: 21 species of mammals; over 100 bird species, 13 species of amphibians and reptiles; and unknown numbers of invertebrates (bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders, and other arachnids). This field guide looks at some of these species in more detail.