Wildlife Safari in Canyonlands National Park

Vehicle tour, short hikes, 1 - day seminar with Dr. Tim Graham

  • Where: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park
  • When: October 19, 2013
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Deadline for Signup: October 14 by noon
  • Cost per Person: $100
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Notes:

    Trip begins and ends in Moab, Utah

pronghorn (Kats Cool Photography attrib)Wildlife Safari in Canyonlands National Park: This is a one-day vehicle and hiking tour that begins and ends in Moab, Utah and involves a drive to an area of Canyonlands National Park approximately one hour south of Moab.

Once there, we will explore a variety of habitats in and near the Needles District of Canyonlands, looking for small animals living in these semi-arid environments.  Using traps, nets and just poking around, we will look for insects and other arthropods, small mammals, birds and lizards.

The trip will be led by Dr. Tim Graham, a biologist formerly with the US Geological Survey staff in Moab.

Habitats we’ll visit:

  •             sand dunes
  •             springs and intermittent streams
  •             rocky ledges
  •             piñon-juniper woodlands
  •             grasslands
  •             desert shrublands

Activities during the day:

  • nets in aquatic habitats
  • aerial nets for terrestrial arthropods
  • rolling rocks and turning logs
  • peeking at plants