Nature & Science

Poster showing the numerous species of Pollinators
© Paul Mirocha 2004

Wasp Pollination Bee Pollination Bat Pollination Moth Pollination Unusual Pollination Beetle Pollination Butterfly Pollination Bird Pollination

Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at! Animals that assist plants in their reproduction as pollinators include species of ants, bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, flies, moths, wasps, as well as other unusual animals. Wind and water also play a role in the pollination of many plants.

Pollinators Spotlights

Yellow jacket entering a flower.What is Pollination?


Bat in flight approaching a cactus flower.Animal Pollination


Skunk cabbage.Plant Pollination Strategies


Yellow jacket entering a flower.Why is Pollination Important for Native Wildflowers?


North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Logo.Pollinator Friendly Practices


A collage of bees and butterflies on flowers.Gardening for Pollinators


Bumble bee foraging on goldenrod, Solidago sp.Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Federal Lands

Monarch butterfly image.The Monarch Butterfly in North America


East Fork Fire Interpretive Trail

The East Fork Fire burned about 10,400 acres within a 14, 200 acre fire perimeter.  It started at mid-day on June 28, 2002.  This is a self guided tour that has seven interpretive stops and makes a loop of about 1/4 mile.

NatureWatch - Welcome

Welcome to NatureWatch! Discover information on wildlife viewing areas, what plants and animals are native and learn more about the forest's Research Natural Areas.

You can also take the Northern Utah NatureWatch Tour.

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