Common Plant and Animal List

 
© 1998 Fort Ross Interpretive Association (Fort Ross Conservancy)
ISBN # 1-56540-355-X

More information could be found here: The California Native Plant Society (Dorothy King Young Chapter)

MAMMALS

  • black bear Ursus americanus
  • black-tailed jackrabbit Lepus californicus
  • bobcat Lynx rufus
  • brush rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani
  • coastal black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus
  • coyote Canis latrans
  • feral pig, from wild boar Sus scrofa
  • field mouse (vole) Microtus californicus
  • gray fox Urocyon cineroargenteus
  • mole Scapanus orarius
  • Mountain lion (puma) Felis concolor
  • pocket gopher Thomomys bottae
  • raccoon Procyon lotor
  • ring-tailed cat Bassariscus astutus
  • skunk, striped Mephitis mephitis
  • spotted (civet cat) Spilogale putorius

BIRDS

  • American (common) egret Casmerodius albus
  • black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus
  • blackbird, Brewer’s Euphagus cyanocephalus
  • brown towhee Pipilo fuscus
  • California quail Callipepla californica
  • common raven Corvus corax
  • gold finch (wild canary) Carduelis tristis
  • golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos
  • great blue heron Ardea herodias
  • house finch (linnet) Carpodacus mexicanus
  • hummingbird, Allen’s Selasphorus sasin
  • hummingbird, Anna’s Calypte anna
  • junco, Oregon Junco hyemalis var.
  • kestrel (sparrow hawk) Falco sparverius
  • northern harrier (marsh hawk) Circus cyaneus
  • owls, great horned Bubo virginianus & others
  • pigmy nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
  • red-shouldered hawk Buteo lineatus
  • red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  • robin Turdus migratorius
  • sparrow, white-crowned (weaver finch) Zonotrichia leucophrys & others
  • Steller’s jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  • swallow, barn Hirundo rustica, & others
  • turkey vulture Cathartes aura

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

  • alligator lizard Gerrhonotus multicarinatus
  • fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis & others
  • garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis
  • gopher snake Pituophis melanoleucus
  • rubber boa Charina bottae
  • tree frog, Hyla sp.

INSECTS & ARTHROPODS

  • beach fly
  • bumble bee Bombus vosnesenskii
  • European earwig Forficula auricularia
  • ground nesting wasp Vespula sp.
  • monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus
  • sowbug Armadillidium vulgare & others
  • tick, Western black-legged Ixodes pacificus & others
  • MARINE MAMMALS
  • Blue & fin whales Balaenoptera musculus, B. physalus
  • California sea lion Zalophus californianus
  • elephant seal Mirounga angustirostris
  • Gray whale Eschrictus robustus
  • harbor seal Phoca vitulina
  • Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae
  • Minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  • Orca whale Orcinus orca
  • porpoise, harbor Phocoena phocoena
  • porpoise, Dall’s Phocoenoides dalli
  • Steller sea lion Eumotopias jubatus

FISHES

  • cabezon Scorpaenichthyus marmoratus
  • kelp greenling Hexagrammos decagrammus
  • lingcod Ophiodon elongatus
  • rainbow seaperch Hypsurus caryi
  • rockfish Sebastes sp.
  • salmon, chinook & coho Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, O. kisutch
  • MARINE INVERTEBRATES
  • Anemone (giant green) Anthopleura xanthogrammica
  • California mussel Mytilus californianus
  • gum boot chiton Cryptochiton stelleri & others
  • limpets, Collisella sp. & others
  • red abalone Haliotis rufescens
  • sea stars Pisaster ochraceous & others
  • sea urchin, purple Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
  • commercial S. franciscanus

FORMER INHABITANTS

  • California condor Gymnogyps californianus
  • sea otter Enhydra lutris

SEA BIRDS

  • black oyster catcher Haematopus bachmani
  • black Brant Branta bernicla
  • brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  • Canada goose Branta canadensis
  • common murre Uria aalge
  • double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  • gulls, Western Larus occidentalis & others
  • loon Gavia sp.
  • osprey Pandion haliaetus
  • pigeon guillemot Cepphus columba
  • scoter Melanitta sp.
  • surfbird Aphrizia vergata

MARINE PLANTS

  • bull kelp Nereocystis lutkeana
  • feather boa kelp Egregia menziesii
  • iridescent seaweed Iridaea acordata
  • pink coralline alga Lithothamnium pacificum
  • sea palm Postelsia palmaeformis
  • FLOWERS & SHRUBS
  • adder’s tongue Scoliopus bigelovii
  • azalea, Western Rhododendron occidentale
  • bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
  • California poppy Eschscholzia californica
  • California blackberry Rubus ursinus
  • ceanothus, Pt. Reyes Ceanothus gloriosus & others
  • columbine Aquilegia formosa
  • coyote bush Baccharis pilularis
  • Douglas iris Iris douglasiana
  • hairy manzanita Arcostaphylos columbiana
  • Himalaya blackberry Rubus discolor
  • huckleberry, blue & red Vaccinium ovatum, V. parvifolium
  • Indian paintbrush Castilleja wightii
  • lupine, bush & coastal Lupinus arboreus, L. littoralis
  • orange monkey flower Mimulus aurantiacus
  • orchid Calypso bulbosa
  • poison oak Taxicodendron diversilolum
  • redwood sorrel Oxalis oregana
  • salal Gaultheria shallon
  • salmonberry Rubus spectabilis
  • thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus
  • trillium Trillium ovata
  • wax myrtle Myrica californica

TREES

  • Bishop pine Pinus muricata
  • broad-leafed maple Acer macrophylum
  • buckeye Aesculus californica
  • California nutmeg Torreya californica
  • California bay Umbellaria californica
  • coastal redwood Sequoia sempervirens
  • Douglas fir Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Grand fir Abies grandis
  • oak, live & canyon Quercus wizlizenii, Q. chrysolepis
  • Pacific madrone Arbutus menziesii
  • red alder Alnus rubra
  • silk tassel tree, Garrya elliptica
  • tan oak Lithocarpus densiflorus
  • willow Salix sp.

MUSHROOMS

  • Boletus edulis, Amanita muscaria & many others

DOMESTIC SPECIES

A Few Call Garden Plants

  • Buddleia Buddleia sp.
  • Calla Lily Zanthedeschia aethiopica
  • Datura (red/orange) Brugmansia sanguinea; white B. candida
  • Fremontia Sterculiaceae fremontia
  • Fuchsia Fuchsia sp.
  • Mexican sage Salvia Leucantha
  • Naked Lady Amaryllis belladonna
  • Pride of Madera Echium fastuosum
  • Princess flower Tibouchina urvilleana
  • Rose of Castile (pink mission rose) Rosa damascena bifera

Trees Around The Grounds

  • Blue gum eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
  • Monterey cypress Cupressus macrocarpa

Varieties In The Old Russian Orchard

  • Apples: Black Gilliflower, Pippin, Gravenstein, Red Baldwin
  • Pears, Plums, Olives & Bitter Cherries