• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Fox Squirrel

Fox Squirrel
A Fox Squirrel on the lawn at Fort Scott.
Will Elder, NPS
 

Natural History: The Fox Squirrel is a non-native introduced from the East. It feeds on nuts. This species nests high in trees. Its breeding season runs from January through February and also from August through September.

General Distribution: Within the Presidio this species may be found in Monterey Cypress and Monterey Pine woodlands and also in mixed forests habitats.

Frequency: This is a rare inhabitant in the Presidio.

Identifying Characteristics: In general, this rodent has a rusty-yellow body with a pale yellow orange belly. It is noted for its bushy tail with tawny tips.

 

Did You Know?

Crissy Field around 1940

During 1941 and 1942, Japanese-American language specialists were trained at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Crissy Field.