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The Who’s Who of Owls: The North American Spotted Owl

Owls have long been a part of folklore and legend. Often depicted prominently in popular culture, they rank on par with bats and spiders as the most celebrated of Halloween creatures. Owls appear as wise and noble characters in many children’s stories, including Winnie the Pooh, and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Possibly the most famous owl, is Hedwig, the snowy owl in the Harry Potter series.

Woody Woodpecker

Have you ever hiked in the woods and heard a loud drumming resonating through the forest? Most likely you’ve been lucky enough to hear the elusive Pileated Woodpecker, the largest of the common woodpeckers in North America.

Preserving Calaveras County’s Valuable Water: CCWD

The Calaveras County Water District is dedicated to protecting, enhancing and developing the rich water resources to the highest beneficial use for Calaveras County, while maintaining cost-conscious, reliable service, and quality of life, through responsible management.

Nature’s Acrobats

Hummingbirds are the smallest and most acrobatic birds in the animal kingdom. Many birds can fly faster (falcons), and some even hover (kingbirds), but hummers are the only birds that can fly backward.

Tiger Salamander: Leading Mankind

Aside from the red-legged frog made famous by Mark Twain’s classic fable about a jumping frog contest in Angels Camp, probably the second most famous amphibian in Calaveras County is the California tiger salamander.

Calaveras County Water District at a Glance

The purpose of CCWD is to provide water and wastewater services to the residents and businesses of Calaveras County. The District is a political subdivision of the State of California and is not under the jurisdiction of Calaveras County.