Insects and Spiders

Insects and Spiders. Photo Credits: Left, Bottom, & Top Right: Paul G. Johnson, NPS; Top Middle: Jessica Weinberg, NPS.

Although often ignored or even feared, insects are the most abundant animal in the Bay Area national parks, living out their fascinating and complex lives right under our noses. Capturing or killing insects is not allowed in national parks. Instead, use a good pair of close-focus binoculars, a magnifying glass, or the information provided on these pages to learn more about these amazing creatures.