WILDLIFE AT SWENSON
a Legacy for the Future...
Red~Breasted Sapsucker

Red Breasted Sapsucker.... Not commonly found in the city are seen at Swenson, along with 22 other species recently spotted by the Audubon Society.

Western Pond Turtle

Western Pond Turtles Have been declining in numbers for several years according to local experts.

Riparian Brush Rabbit

Endangered: The riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius) is a medium to small cottontail in the Leporidae family. Its colors vary from dark brown to gray above to white underneath. Adult rabbits are about 11 to 14 inches long, weighing less than 2 pounds.

San Joaquin Kit Fox

Endangered: The San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) is the smallest fox in North America, with an average body length of 20 inches and weight of about 5 pounds. San Joaquin kit foxes are lightly built, with long legs and large ears.

San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel

Endangered: The San Joaquin antelope squirrel is found in the San Joaquin Valley, including slopes and ridge tops along the western edge of the valley. It is endemic to the region, and is found in a much smaller range today than it originally inhabited.

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp

Threatened: The vernal pool fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi, is a species of freshwater crustacean in the family Branchinectidae. It is endemic to the U.S. states of Oregon and California, living in vernal pools. They range in size from 0.43 to 0.98 inches (11 to 25 mm) long.

Garter Snake

Threatened Species:

Dorsal background coloration (the basic color on the snake's back) varies from brownish to olive with a checkered pattern of black spots, separated by a yellow dorsal stripe and two light colored lateral stripes. Background coloration and prominence of a black checkered pattern and the three light stripes are geographically and individually variable.

Hawks of San Joaquin

Many different species of Hawks and Owls inhabit Swenson Golf Course and Park. Owl Boxes were recently installed and were built by Lincoln High School's Woodshop Department.

Old Growth Oak Trees

Swenson's Old Oak Trees are a Snap Shot into the past, when Stockton and all of San Joaquin Valley were untouched by human hands. The golf course and wildlife is a perfect blend of fun and protecting our environment.

Local Wildlife Enjoying Junior Golf Program!

Our Local Kiddos, learning valuable life lessons from the game of golf. Golf is a sport you can play your entire life and may even help your business! "GO Junior Golfers! Yay!"

Photos:
Some of the wildlife Photos were taken from TheRecord.net blog, photographer Steve Rapaport, local Audubon Society & some of our "Friends at Swenson." Thank you to all...beautiful!