Amphibians & Reptiles

Amphibians & Reptiles

Hastings is home to 11 species of Amphibians and 19 species of Reptiles. See our Field Guide to the Amphibians & Reptiles of Hastings on iNaturalist and add your own observations.

Amphibians

Globally amphibians have suffered enormous losses and are the most imperiled vertebrates. Of the species occurring in Hastings, 2 are listed as Near Threatened (Western Toad and Yellow-legged Frog) and 3 are Vulnerable (California Red-legged Frog, California Tiger Salamander, Western Pond Turtle).

Reptiles

Over 500 people have worked at Hastings over the last 60 years with no occurrences of rattlesnake bites. Burrow systems of the California ground squirrel are important habitat for many reptiles and amphibians. As our native ants are displaced by the non-native Argentine Ant, our coast horned lizards are becoming rarer.

NIGHT SNAKE
Hypsiglena torquata
California STRIPED RACER
Masticophis lateralis
Coast GARTER SNAKE
Thamnophis elegans terrestris
California RED-SIDED GARTER SNAKE
Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis