Join Us! Wildflower Walk with Biologist Bill Gray

Join a small group of Save Our Canyons members for an exclusive Wildflower Walk with Professor and Wasatch advocate, Prof. Bill Gray.

Bill Gray taught Biology at the University of Utah for nearly 30 years and took up botany as a hobby when he retired about 20 years ago. Since then Gray has traveled extensively in Utah and the West, photographing and cataloguing our native plants. This resulted in published wildflower guides for Southeast Utah, the Northern Rocky Mountains, and our local Wasatch. Bill is the past President of Utah Native Plant Society (UNPS), and has led numerous flower walks in the local mountains for Save Our Canyons, UNPS, Audubon, and other groups.

We’ll offer two trips this year, both will be held in Big Cottonwood Canyon. A maximum of 10 people per hike. To avoid the weekend rush they will take place on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, depending on weather. Trip participants will receive a free color guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers of the upper canyons.

Easier Hike:  Thurs. June 21; raincheck Tues. June 26  

Meeting location: UTA Park and Ride at 6450 South Wasatch Blvd to carpool

Time: 8:30 am (UTA Lot) for carpool, or 9:00 up at Brighton Resort. Details to follow.

Purchase your individual $30 ticket HERE

Brighton: Silver Lake to Lake Solitude. A gentle stroll around Silver Lake should find some very nice wetland plants. Then we head towards Lake Solitude through shaded forest, and finally into open meadows. There is usually a good variety of flowers. If you want a really gentle walk skip the latter part and just do Silver Lake.

Harder Hike: Thurs. June 28; raincheck Tues. July 3 

Meeting location: UTA Park and Ride at 6450 South Wasatch Blvd to carpool

Time: 8:30 am (UTA Lot) for carpool, or 9:00 up at Brighton Resort. Details to follow.

Purchase your individual $30 ticket HERE

Brighton: Silver Lake – Twin Lakes – Lake Mary. This has some significant up and a more uneven trail that winds through varying habitats. Expect to see a wider array of flowers, maybe moose, and pikas. Relatively few people use this loop trail especially during the week.

All proceeds benefit Save Our Canyons.

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