CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
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?
In 1872, there was a proposal in Congress for the Presidio to become a San Francisco city park. The Army reported that 800 acres were required for national defense, provided barracks be relocated. Despite Congressman Cole's attempts, however, the Presidio reservation remained intact.