Environment

Flora and Fauna

Of course bright skies and awe inspiring water are the motivators and memory makers for most, but blue isn’t the only color that makes North Lake Tahoe magic. Explore the resources below to discover more about the flora and fauna bring life to North Lake Tahoe.

Trees

  •      Alder
  •      Aspen
  •      Cedar
  •      Jeffrey Pine
  •      Lodgepole Pine
  •      Ponderosa Pine
  •      Sierra Juniper
  •      Sugar Pine
  •      White Fir
  •      Willow

 

Wildflowers

  •      Dwarf Alpine Aster
  •      Lupine
  •      Meadow Penstemon
  •      Columbine
  •      Indian Paintbrush
  •      Shooting Star
  •      Snow Plant
  •      Thistle
  •      California Corn Lily
  •      Common Yarrow
  •      Cow Parsnip
  •      Mariposa Lily
  •      Ranger Buttons
  •      Buttercup
  •      Mountain Mule Ears
  •      Sulphur Flowers

 

Birds

  •      American Robin
  •      Bald Eagle
  •      California Gull
  •      Canada Goose
  •      Dark-eyed Junco
  •      Hairy Woodpecker
  •      Mallard
  •      Mountain Chickadee
  •      Red-tailed Hawk
  •      Steller’s Jay
  •      Western Tanager
  •      Yellow-Headed Blackbird

 

Mammals

  •      Black Bear (Please, don’t feed the the bears and PLEASE don’t snap selfies)
  •      Coyote
  •      Douglas Squirrel (Chikaree)
  •      Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
  •      Mountain Lion
  •      Mule Deer
  •      Pine Martin
  •      Yellow-bellied Marmot

 

Fish (click here for a complete listing from UC Davis)

 

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