An Urban Oasis, Mount Sutro is home to a vibrant, 61-acre open space reserve in the city's center. It is named after San Francisco Mayor (1894-1896) and real estate investor Adolph Sutro. The forest is heavily shaded under the tall Eucalyptus trees and has its own micro-climate. The forest remains cool and wet even when it is hot and dry in the surrounding. Forty-five species of birds, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, skinks, lizards, coyotes, possibly foxes, and other animals call home to this beautiful forest.