plants and trees of idler's rest

The preserve is home to four distinct plant communities: ponderosa pine/snowberry, Douglas fir/ninebark, western red cedar/mountain lover, and grand fir/mountain lover.  Each plant, tree, forb, and flower species at the preserve is vital to the health of the ecosystem and many provide habitat and shelter for the animal and bird inhabitants of the area.  Click on the images below to learn more about select species found at Idler's Rest: