Ecology of Lopez Hill

Lopez Hill is the point of origin for important island watersheds, and is home to diverse and relatively pristine plant and animal communities. It affords feeding and nesting grounds for many varieties of birds and small mammals, and browse and shelter for deer. A broad spectrum of island flora—from fungi and saprophytes, lichens, and mosses, to ferns and tender broadleaf plants including delicate chocolate and calypso lilies, to a full range of island shrubs and trees—thrive on the hill’s rocky knolls, shady slopes and moist canyons. In all these ways, the hill represents a diverse and undisturbed inland sanctuary, a source of ecological strength and regeneration.

Read the Land Bank’s Ecological Assessment of the Hill:

Lopez Hill Ecological Assessment Final 2010

All photos by Adrienne Adams