Coastal Sage Scrub
Oak Woodland
Riparian

Habitats

Dry rocky slopes;
Seasonal Streams;
Leafy shrubs adapted to
rainfall during the winter;
Hot dry summers;

Crestridge Ecological Reserve


SLOPES:
Coastal Sage Scrub

Leafy shrubs cover the slopes

Some shrubs are very tall...

with large green leaves.

Other shrubs are short with small leaves...

that dry up in the summer.

There are many different sages.
California Sagebrush

White Sage

Black Sage


RIPARIAN - OAK WOODLAND

Seasonal Streams flow through
the Crestridge Riparian areas

Poison Oak grows along streams

Giant Ancient Oaks
Live in Woodlands
Where there is more water

Engelmann Oaks - Blue Gray

Live Oaks - Bright Green

Organisms that need
Cool shade live here.

Moss

Mushrooms

Lichens grow on rocks


©Copyright - Ann Wellhouse 2016

Photos: Bill Wellhouse