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: This lizard is found mostly in open disturbed areas. It is secretive by nature but is fairly active under cover. Its diet includes a variety of insects.
General Distribution: In the Presidio this animal is found primarily in forests and in serpentine grasslands.
Frequency: This species is rare within the Presidio.
Identifying Characteristics: This lizard is typically a dull gray color. It has a broad brown strip down its back bordered by a thinner beige stripe and a dark stripe on its sides.
Did You Know?
In 1776, Father Pedro Font wrote, "The port of San Francisco...is a marvel of nature, and might well be called a harbor of harbors...And I think if it could be well settled like Europe there would not be anything more beautiful in all the world."