The Buffalo Canyon Flora -- The Locality
The modern flora of Buffalo Canyon is typical of the Great Basin, comprising scattered Pinyon Pine, Utah Juniper, and shrubs such as Sagebrush and Rabbitbrush. In the Miocene, however, the climate allowed growth of for example Oak, Birch, Zelkova, Poplar, Willow, and Maple.
Below are images that illustrate today's ecosystem and landscape at Buffalo Canyon, as well as the actual outcrop. The pictures were taken at 1998 year's field trip by undergraduate Sati Shah.