Join us for a full day seminar exploring mountain wildflowers in the La Sals and learn to identify species at the peak of their bloom. Locations depend on snowmelt; general elevation of activity between 8-11,000 feet elevation. Includes moderate, mostly short walks on trails.
Joel Tuhy has been studying and photographing wildflowers in Canyonlands for over 30 years. He is a Biologist with Moab’s office of the Nature Conservancy. Joel volunteers his time to CFI for this special outing to share his love of the plant world (the “superior kingdom”) and to help raise scholarship funds for CFI School programs.
Former NPS field biologist Linda Whitham spent six years in area parks conducting floristic studies and freshwater system monitoring; spent nine years leading ecology and wildflower hikes in the Rocky Mountains; and has taught courses on the ecology of the Colorado Plateau. She is currently the program manager for The Nature Conservancy overseeing rare plant preserves, managing the Matheson Wetlands Preserve and co-leading the Escalante River Watershed Partnership.
The trip starts and ends at CFI in Moab at 8:30 and return by 4:30 p.m. CFI provides van transportation, snacks, delicious lunch, and agency entrance fees.