Thanksgiving has come and gone in Moab, which means tourists will begin to filter out as the weather begins to turn cold. The La Sals have begun to see a seasonal dusting, but not much has stuck except for at the peaks. According to the Utah Avalanche Center, there is a light sugary, faceted snow [...]
Moab Winter Condition Update 10-26-20 It's hard to believe I am writing one of these already. It seems like it was only yesterday that we were wrapping up another great ski season in the La Sal's and then BAM, pandemic. Things have changed a lot since then, but one thing remains clear. People crave the [...]
Dwarf Evening Primrose Oenothera caespitosa There are a few types of primrose that we commonly see around the Moab. This one has many common names: Tufted, Dwarf Evening, or Fragrant Evening to name a few. It has a rather showy flower that blooms in the evening, stays open all night, and then wilts in the morning. The other common [...]
Crescent Milkvetch Astragalus amphioxys There are many types of Astragalus that we get to see in the Moab area. The Crescent Milkvetch is one of the more common ones. I always look for the purple flowers to signify the early stages of oncoming Spring. Astragalus is in the Pea family (Fabaceae) and gets its name from its crescent shaped [...]
Here is a little series called "What's Poppin!, and I am going to highlight flowers that are in bloom right now in and around the Moab area. Here is Newberry's Twinpod or Physaria Newberryi, and it is in the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae). Physaria is Greek for "bladder" so the Physarias are the "bladderpods". [...]
It’s starting to feel a little less like winter around here this week. The inversion cleared out for a bit, and we finally got a taste of that desert sun again. It’s undoubtedly been missed around these parts. Just two more months and it'll be river season, hang in there. Warm weather is just around [...]
The bugs have been getting better. OARS reported no mosquitoes at Potash boat ramp this morning. What have you been seeing? It is easy to add a post to this site and help keep everyone updated.
As of July 24th, most fire restrictions have been lifted in SE UT. This DOES NOT mean we are not in fire season anymore. Please be extremely careful with any open flames. It's too hot for a campfire anyways and they ruin your night vision for stargazing! Source: http://www.utahfireinfo.gov/
If you are spending time near any water right now, the are lots of mosquitoes. And with all this rain there is water EVERYWHERE! Cover up and use repellent. We have lots of lightweight clothing and DEET free herbal repellent.