Change In Park Schedule
Starting on Monday, April 22nd, 2013, the John Muir National Historic Site will be operating under new days and hours. We will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm. The press release regarding change in operating hours can be downloaded at link. More »
Nature & Science
Welcome to the Nature and Science section of the John Muir National Historic Site website. There is a large variety of plants, animals and insects that inhabit this park, including the many acres of Mount Wanda. We work hard to protect and preserve this land and it's inhabitants. There are many native and some non-native species that thrive here. We have provided lists of all the animals, plants and insects that we are aware of, which are accessible by clicking on the sub-menus underneath the main menu of "Nature and Science". From time to time, we are looking for volunteers to help with maintaining the plants and land around the John Muir NHS and Mount Wanda. If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact:
Please visit the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning website to learn more about John Muir NHS science and resources.
Did You Know?
Mules are a cross between two animals, a mare (female horse) and a jack (male donkey). This hybrid gives us that smart, sure-footed, strong, high endurance animal with that loving personality that Muir enjoyed in a creature called "Brownie".