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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
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!!!
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org or at Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Biology Dept. telephone 488-4232