Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

Nature & Wildlife in Muir Woods

Natural World

Nature & Science The incredible diversity of flora and fauna at Muir Woods can be daunting some times, elusive at other times. The redwoods themselves dominate the scene, but Steller's jays often steal the show. Ladybugs clustering by the thousands on ancient horsetail ferns boggle the imagination, while the slimy ...

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Plants

What is an old-growth forest and how is it different from other forests ? Muir Woods is the only old-growth coastal redwood forest in the Bay Area and one of the last on the planet. It is estimated that nearly 2 million acres of forest just like Muir Woods once ...

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Animals

Redwood forests are dark and quiet places in which wildlife may seem rare or absent entirely. It's easy to remain unseen in this dense forest. Many forest creatures are nocturnal. Others live high in the forest canopy or in the soil or deep duff on the forest floor. In ...

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