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 »
Western Harvest Mouse
Natural History: This small rodent is active year round and is primarily nocturnal. It is omnivorous but feeds primarily on seeds and some insects. This species nests on or slightly above the ground in tall vegetation. It breeds in all months but January through March.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, the Harvest Mouse is found in annual grassland areas, coastal and dune scrub, forests with blackberry thickets, and in Monterey Pine Monterey Cypress woodlands.
Frequency: This is an abundant species within the Presidio.
Identifying Characteristics: This species is a pale gray to brownish color with a white to gray underside of body and tail.
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