This is a ecologically diverse county that includes both portions of the Central Valley on its western edge up into the Sierra Nevadas with a maximum elevation of 7000 ft. It includes grasslands and numerous reservoirs in its western portion, and as it climbs to the east, it passes through the oak and Grey Pine woodlands of the Sierra Foothills. Continuing up, there are two Sequoia groves in Calaveras Big Trees State Park which in turn are surrounded by thick forests of Sugar and Ponderosa Pine, Incense Cedar, and fir. Calaveras County also contains large patches of the Stanislaus National Forest. Still higher, hills of granite protrude from thick carpets of low-growing woody scrub. The following is a list of the animals, plants and other wildlife I have photographically documented in the county.