Although we live in the suburbs, Marin County, just north of San Francisco, we are gifted with frequent sitings of deer as they love to munch on vegetation in front and back yards. Also seen are wild turkeys, Canadian geese and less frequently; mountain lions. While on a hiking trail not far from our home my husband chanced to see a fresh bloody deer leg in the middle of the trail! Fortunately he had the wherewithal to retreat knowing that mountain lions have been seen in the area. Less than an hour from our home we have been backpacking in bear country. Although we have never seen one we have seen evidence of them and rangers report their presence.
The abundance of wildlife can be attributed to the amount of open space and wildlife refuges here (Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Park as well as numerous state parks such as Taylor and Tamalpais.) We can thank our predecessors for saving so much land as open space so we, and future generations can enjoy it. We are ever grateful to be living where we do.
PS Fiberglass RVers might want to camp at Olema RV Resort and Campground
. You will be very near some beautiful natural areas including Point Reyes National Seashore, Stinson Beach and the town of Point Reyes Station.