Walk Through a Beautiful Redwood Forest in Downtown San Francisco

Save the Redwoods League is bringing the beauty of the redwood forest to thousands of commuters at San Francisco’s Montgomery Street train station through October 15, 2018. For this limited time, images of the coast redwood forest cover the walls, floor, and ceiling of a 180-foot tunnel on the fare-gate level. You can reach the tunnel on Sansome Street just north of Sutter Street in the Financial District.

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The tunnel takeover is part of the League’s 100th anniversary celebration to raise awareness of redwoods and how the public can celebrate these forests during our Centennial Celebration Week, in particular our free Stand for the Redwoods Festival in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

The temporary tunnel artwork features the photography of Max Forster, Paolo Vescia, Jim Campbell-Spickler, and Will Goldenberg. The floor designs were created using 300 different photographs of native plants and animals, stitched together in one photomosaic by Robert Van Pelt.




The following is a list of all of the plants and animals in the tunnel’s new artwork. Can you find them all?

Animals

  • Two Pacific giant salamanders
  • Two rough-skinned newts
  • One wandering salamander
  • One Pacific tree frog
  • Seven banana slugs
  • Five yellow-spotted millipedes
  • Two tiger swallowtail butterflies
  • One callippe fritillary
  • One Luna moth
  • Two woodland ground beetles

Plants

Trees

  • Coast redwood
  • Cascara
  • Tanoak

Dicots

  • Redwood sorrel
  • Western wild ginger
  • Redwood violet
  • False azalea
  • Salal
  • Inside-out flower

Ferns

  • Western swordfern
  • Maidenhair fern
  • Spreading wood fern
  • Deer fern

Monocots

  • Western trillium
  • False lily of the valley
  • Hooker’s fairy bells
  • Giant wakerobin

Celebrate California’s incredible coast redwood and giant sequoia forests with Save the Redwoods League all October.

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