Southern Utah houses some of the countries most unique plants and animals and some of the best preserved natural habitats. Nature is completely and utterly astounding in the state of UT and visitors and locals alike are advised to venture out of their town's safety zone and into the wild.
Southern Utah holds a complete variety of some of North America's greatest plant and animal treasures. Deserts feature a great variety of life for birdwatchers such as the Gambrel's quail, cactus wren, white winged dove and red tailed hawk. There are also amazing animals like tortoise and lizards throughout the desert. On the plains, mesas and canyonlands some of the United States most unique creatures live and frolic. The mighty buffalo, a symbol of our nation, thrive here as do mule deer, antelope, coyotes, mules and bighorn sheep. There are also a large assortment of 'little guys' such as prairie dogs, chipmunks and rabbits.
Due to its varying heights, UT also boasts a plant diversity that is hard to match. Above the timberline there are several types of moss and flowers, such as forget-me-nots, which thrive on the dry, sunny mountain tops. Below the timberline, trees are abundant. There are many types of pine, fir and other needle bearing trees. Flowers, bushes and fruits, such as blueberries, are a plenty. The fertile soils at the foot of the mountains also offer a huge assortment of flowers, fruits, shrubs and trees. The deserts feature their own distinct foliage with cacti, sagebrush and yucca plants among many others.