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Let's Go Outside!

Come and join me! Out amongst the flowers and the bugs there's so much to see!

Hi, I'm Brady! Natural science biologist and hardcore outside nerd.

I do nature walking tours in the St. George area at least once a week! I got my degree in the Southern Utah area, which included the study of zoology, botany, entomology, ecology, geology, genetics, chemistry, biology, ornithology, and evolution. I know a lot about the Southern Utah Ecosystem and I love to share how wondrous and complex this place is. 

My favorite thing is to explore the deep relationships within and between ecosystems, I think because we live in a desert people underestimate how diverse and beautiful the plants and animals around us are. In reality, we live in one of the most ecologically diverse areas in North America. There are stories and rich history to be found everywhere, especially in the rocks. There are amazing plants and animals abound, if you know where to look.

Out on a nature tour with me, you will learn about what animals live in what areas, the common and scientific names for many plants and animals and what they mean, uses and histories of local plants, how to identify tracks and scat, what cryptobiotic crust is, the epic tales that we can see in our local geology, how to find cool bugs and how to tell which ones to avoid (same with snakes), how to identify birds and bird calls, and how to explore this beautiful and delicate landscape without leaving lasting ecological impacts. 

Below you will find my schedule as well as some info on each hike! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I can't wait to see you out there!

Location Date Time Description
Bear Claw Poppy Reserve
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 8:00 AM
2 miles through the bear claw poppy preserve. The bear claw poppy only lives here and only blooms this week
Chuckwalla Tuesday, May 16, 2023 8:00 AM 2 miles easy to moderate along a riparian zone with diverse insect, amphibian, and mammalian species.
Toe Trail Sunday, May 21, 2023 8:00 AM Awesome trail with common tortoise sightings at the base of red mountain.
Snow canyon Butterfly Trail Tuesday, May 23, 2023 8:00 AM 3.3 miles - Gorgeous moderate difficulty through 3 dramatically different ecosystems
Hellhole trail Tuesday, May 30, 2023 8:00 AM Stunning cliffs and unbelievable plant diversity. 2 miles approximately
Pioneer Park Sunday, June 4, 2023 6:00 PM 1.7 miles on the pioneer rim trail. Should be flowers galore!
Johnson Canyon Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:00 AM 2 miles through riparian and lava flow areas. Beautiful cryptobiotic soil and even some shelf fungi and salamanders!
Beck Hill Tuesday, June 13, 2023 8:00 AM Big soft cushy sand dune covered in fragrant sagebrush and a surprising cactus and lizard diversity
Scout Cave Sunday, June 18, 2023 8:00 AM 3 miles round moderate with one strenuous part - through a riverbed up into a great big cave in the side of the cliff
Owens Loop Tuesday, June 20, 2023 8:00 AM 1.5 mile Awesome easy hike with views of the city and pioneer markings, plus surprising wildlife
Chuckwalla Tuesday, June 27, 2023 8:00 AM
2 miles easy to moderate along a riparian zone with diverse insect, amphibian, and mammalian species.