Plants and Wildlife
Badger and Candy Mountains feature a wide variety of wildlife, including the plants below. We are working on improving this section of our website. If you believe you have information or photos you can contribute, please contact our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Us Control the Noxious Weeds
Our board member David Beach is leading noxious weed removal activities on Candy Mountain this summer. This work isn’t done by us alone, but by volunteers – which could include you! If you’re interested in helping out, please reach out to David using the link below. We’ll also post activity dates to the calendar.Contact David View Upcoming Activities
Flora & Fauna on Trails
The entire route is open dryland grasses and a few shrubs. In the spring, there are numerous wild flowers including balsam root, phlox, and wild mustard.
The trail starts out in open grasses before entering thick old sagebrush. Spring flowers include balsamroot and phlox.
Kestrels, nightjars, magpies, maybe a chukkar or quail, horned lark. Beetles, bull snakes, ground squirrel, coyote. Piper’s Daisy, Balsam Root, Giant and Purple Sage, Rabbit Brush, Yellow Bells (fritillaria), biscuitroot (lomatia), penstemon, lupine, buckwheats, phlox, winterfat and numerous others.
The trail travels through sagebrush at both ends transitioning to dryland native grasses in the middle. There are numerous balsamroot and some purple sagebrush in the spring.
Badger Flats Trail
The trail passes through native dryland grasses and sagebrush.
Candy Mountain Trails
The wildlife and plants on Candy Mountain are very similar to those found Badger Mountain. Birds you might see include kestrels, nightjars, magpies, chukkars, quail, and horned larks. Other animals are bull snakes, ground squirrels, coyote, lizards, and beetles. Plants include Piper’s Daisy, Balsam Root, Giant and Purple Sage, Rabbit Brush, Winterfat, Yellow Bells (fritillaria), Biscuitroot (lomatia), penstemon, lupine, buckwheats, phlox, and numerous others.
Flowers on Badger and Candy Mountains
The plant photos are credited to Max Conner and Keith Abel