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Foothill Nature Walks

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Nature Walks on Hiatus

As we continue to follow precautions to stem the spread of COVID-19 in our community, NHMU's Foothill Nature Walks will not be held this year. Instead, we are encouraging participants to get outside and and explore beyond Salt Lake City this spring to discover the nature thriving in the foothills along the Wasatch Front. Check out the online resources below, all developed by NHMU experts, to make your springtime exploration more gratifying!

We look forward to reconvening our group Foothill Nature Walks next year. 

Expert-built Resources

Our goal is to provide you with a more informed outdoor experience using some of these resources, from taking advantage of apps like iNaturalist to downloading flower guides unique to Utah. 

Explore the Wasatch with iNaturalist

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A Wildflower Walk in the Wasatch

Join NHMU's botany collections manager on a virtual wildflower walk to learn more about common spring flowers in the Wasatch.

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Making Observations with iNaturalist

Download the iNaturalist app to make observations of the plants, animals, and insects you find in the foothills!

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Do You Know What a Gall Is?

NHMU's entomology collections manager, Christy Bills, introduces viewers to galls found on plants and trees outside the Museum.

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Printable Resources

Download or screenshot these fliers, developed by NHMU experts, to inform your next exploration of the foothills.

A plant guide.

Plant Guide

Vibrant, fragrant and hardy, the desert trees, shrubs and flowers found along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail hold a bright surprise each season.

A selection of weeds.

Spring Weeds of SLC

This one-page guide will show you eight spring weeds you're likely to spot along the trails in the foothills of the Wasatch Front this spring.

A painting of a flower.

Paint by Numbers

Now that you're a pro at identifying some of the flowers along the Wasatch Front, you can learn to paint them with this easy-to-follow paint by numbers activity.



Follow a Botanist in the Foothills

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Plant Collecting

Follow NHMU's herbarium collections manager, Allison Izaksonas, into the foothills on a plant collecting mission.

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