• Visitors appear very small amongst the redwood trees.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

Animals

Bobcat sitting in an open marsh area near Muir Beach in the late afternoon sun.

Adult bobcat soaking up the late afternoon sun.

National Park Service

Redwood forests are quiet and deeply shaded places in which wildlife may seem rare or absent entirely. It's easy to remain unseen in this dense forest. Then, too, many of the forest creatures are nocturnal. Others live high in the forest canopy or in the soil or deep duff on the forest floor. In fact, redwood forests are surprisingly lively places. Visit some of our animal links below or check out the Wildlife Checklist to learn more about these elusive forest creatures...

Birds

Fish

Invertebrates

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