• 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?

Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France

French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the allied forces during World War I, visited Crissy Field in 1921 and declared it "The last word in airfields."