• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Animals

Birds

The Klamath and Tulelake Basins are world famous bird watching destinations. The Lava Beds should be part of any birder's travel plans to these areas, as the Monument provides a variety of habitats for both migratory and year-round resident species.

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Amphibians

There are two hardy species of amphibians in the park.

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Bats

Fourteen species of bats inhabit the caves, cliff faces, and forests within the park.

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A cave isopod

Crustaceans & Cave Invertebrates

Hidden in deep, dark caves, a few crustaceans and other invertebrates live secret lives...

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Two-tailed Swallowtail

Insects & Above-Ground Invertebrates

Many colorful and interesting insects can be found in the park...

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Reptiles

Several species of lizards and snakes live here, including rattlesnakes.

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Mammals

From kangaroo rats to mountain lions, a variety of mammals are found here...

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Did You Know?

Bats

Female bats can delay insemination for the duration of the winter, waiting for spring to begin their gestation period.