Conservation Program Coordinator
As spring arrives, members enjoying their explorations may notice that wild species are also more abundant. In Southern California, there are several common wildlife species we should be aware of during excursions.
Rattlesnakes are the only venomous reptiles native to California. They can be recognized by their broad heads, light colored bodies with brown blotches and the notorious rattle bringing up the rear. Younger rattlesnakes may have a button, rather than a full rattle.