Links to Nature and the Out-of-Doors

If you love our natural world and the wonderful things to be found there, here are links to some other web sites you will probably enjoy.

Utah Native Plant Society
Dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, conservation, and responsible use of the native plant and plant communities found in the state of Utah and the Intermountain West.

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers, Ferns, & Trees
A reference web site for the identification and appreciation of plants in the Four Corners area of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Beautiful photos and lots of information.

Capitol Reef Wildflowers
A beautiful photographic guide to the wildflowers found in Capitol Reef National Park. -- by Bert Nelson
(PDF Format)

Red Butte Garden -- University of Utah
(Utah's Botanical Garden and Arboretum)

Intermountain Wildflowers
A web site from Southern Utah University featuring photos of flowers and trees from various areas of the western states -- grouped by color within each area.

Cornell University -- poisonous plants informational database
A growing reference which includes plant photos, pictures of affected animals, and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis, and prevention of poisoning in animals.

Natural Resources Conservation Service -- Plants Database
The United States Department of Agriculture currently has over 16,000 plant photos and line drawings in this gallery.
Plants can be searched by common name or scientific name in order to find photos, alternate names, and extensive information about them.

A site sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. If you enter your zip code it will display field guides of wildlife that might be seen in your area.

In Mountain and Meadow -- Colorado Nature Close to Home
This page is a repository for stories and journal notes gleaned from a naturalist's life-long walk in the beautiful forests, mountains and meadows of the State of Colorado.

Nature Watch -- Essays from The Buffalo News
Gerry Rising clearly reveals his love of nature in this collection of weekly essays.

Utah Travel Council
Outdoor recreation -- Places to see -- Things to do

Great Salt Lake Audubon
Wasatch Audubon Society
Where to Bird in Utah
Utah Birds

Utah Museum of Natural History at U of U
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at BYU

The Nature Conservancy
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
National Wildlife Federation