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 Hidden Hollow Virtual Field Trip

 Introduction   By taking this virtual field trip you can learn more about the natural history of native plants and animals which live along our streams or riparian areas here in Utah.   This introduction to the area can be used before visiting Hidden Hollow.  Information found here can be used for contining efforts to properly manage the area and to restore the original wildlife back into  Hidden Hollow.   Ecological restoration projects such as this one are beginning all over the courtry.    This project has tried to use natural history  information about a few of the common, riparian or streamside organisms which have important educational and ecological value for future restoration use here and in other places.    Students from Hawthorn Elementary school  planting grass seed to stop erosion in Hidden Hollow  

This  project about Hidden Hollow urban natural area on Parley's Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah has been created by students in Westminster'  College's Teaching Methods in Biology course under the supervision of Dr. Ty Harrison.
       The students in 1997's class are: Katharine Byerline, Christen Cottam, Marnie Holmes-Moody, Michelle Chapman, Stephanie Vetterli.
   What can you see in Hidden Hollow?  

Parley's Creek in Hidden Hollow has old PeachleafWillow trees which provide important shelter and habitat for birds and other creatures   

These are leaves of the Cottonwood tree which grows mixed with the Peachleaf Willow along the banks of Parley's Creek in Hidden Hollow

This Two-tailed Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in an example of the types of insects which depend on the  native Willow and Cottonwood trees in Hidden Hollow     Students from Sherry Soame's class at Hawthorn Elementary school host city officials and visitors at the newly graded Hidden Hollow restoration  project.


To learn more about  Hidden Hollow and the organisms which live there, start your field trip by clicking on the Introduction in the index below.  Explore the various habitats and organisms by clicking on the appropriate area of the Hidden Hollow Map shown in the Introduction or by going to the various habitats given in the same index. Enjoy your Trip!!!

    Index:            Introduction (Maps and brief history of Hidden Hollow)
                         Streamside Forest Habitat  (Cottonwoods and Willows and associated animals)
                         Upland Habitat  (Box Elder and other native grasses and shrubs)
                         Oak Shrub Habitat (Gambell Oaks and other associated shrubs and animals)
                         Water Habitat (Clicking here will send you to project on Emigration Creek which is nearby and has identical plants and animals to Parley's Creek)

For further information about Hidden Hollow or about this web page you may want to contact the following individuals:
     Dr. Ty Harrison:  E-mail:  or at Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Biology Dept. telephone 488-4232
     Lynn Olson:
     Sherry Soame:
     Coleen Menlove: