The Greenway provides a sylvan escape from urban life for several animals and is a prime habitat for California native plants.
- Coffeeberry (Frangula californica, formerly Rhamnus californica)
- Currant, red flowering (Ribes sanguineum)
- Giant chain fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)
- Lizardtail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)
- Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
- Manzanita (Arctostaphylos densiflora)
- Primrose (Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri)
- Salvia (82 species native to California)
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
- California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
The Greenway is also home to several non-native plants. Some of these (Cape ivy, Bermuda buttercup, foxtail barley) are highly invasive. Volunteers work diligently to remove these plants to ensure space for California natives.
Soon we will include a detailed map of the current plantings on the Greenway. To learn more about plants that visitors to the Greenway have noted, enter the following coordinates into iNaturalist or any other plant-tracking app of your choice.
In addition to the many humans and canines that enjoy the Greenway every single day, several other mammals, including house cats, coyotes, racoons, and skunks have been spotted on the Greenway. Many species of birds also enjoy the Greenway. To learn more about birds and other animals spotted on the Greenway enter the following coordinates into iNaturalist, eBird or any other animal tracking app of your choice.