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 »
Northwestern Pond Turtle
Natural History: This species lives along streams, rivers, lakes and ponds where it eats invertebrates and small fish.
General Distribution: This turtle ranges from Washington State to central California. In the Presidio, it is found at Mountain Lake.
Frequency: This species is moderately common at Mountain Lake.
Identifying Characteristics: This turtle has an low, dark olive to blackish shell with sections marked by inconspicuous radiating dots or lines. The head is dark in color.
Did You Know?
Over 60 species of bees can be found in the Presidio. This very diverse population results from ample nesting habitats in the Presidio’s soft, sandy soils, as well as a large variety of coastal scrub plants to provide nectar and pollen.