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Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve

Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve

Hills and trees at the Nature PreserveLocation: West Coyote Hills
Year Acquired: 1983
Acreage: 72

Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve is named for a past Fullerton mayor who worked to keep a part of the West Coyote Hills (510 acres) in a natural state.

Key plants: coyote brush, southern willow scrub, coast prickly pear, California sagebrush, purple phacelia, yellow sun cups, and orange monkeyflowers.

Key birds: California gnatcatcher, coastal cactus wren, Towhees, and California quail. The hills are a stopover on the Pacific Flyway for migratory birds, and a wintering ground for hawks and harriers.

Nora Kuttner Trail users can get a 360-degree view of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges, downtown Los Angeles, and Catalina.

Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve Map