Everyone gets excited when their grown children visit, right? Well, I was no different when my daughter and her boyfriend from California came for a cold January visit. After a discussion, we decided to go for a birding/wildlife/Bryce Canyon National Park adventure! Why We Chose Bryce Canyon National Park Where I live here in south central Utah isn't far from some great … [Read more...] about Bryce Canyon National Park Adventure
It's always fun to travel about two hours away from here to Bryce Canyon. I wasn't sure what birds would be seen there this time of year, but nevertheless, a trip to there ensued. Little did I know what cool wildlife would be seen on this adventure! First Up, Mule Deer Mule Deer are the smallest animals in the deer family in Utah. Males have antlers that they shed and … [Read more...] about Early Spring Birding at Bryce Canyon
After the previous great ride up to see Delano Peak in the Tushar Mountain range in beautiful southern Utah, I knew I had to return back to see the fabulous Mountain Goats! But First Things First...Birds! Knowing that the hike on the narrow trail upwards to 12,175 feet would be quite a challenge from a start of around 5,000 feet, I had hopes of seeing some birds, as … [Read more...] about Mountain Goats Hike at Delano Peak
Better late than never...When I saw the post on Facebook by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources about a Mountain Goat watch on the Beaver Mountain in the Tushars, my heart sank...it was mid-way the time scheduled for it. Nevertheless, we loaded up and went anyway. Wow was I ever glad we did! Little did I know I would meet my very first American Pika! The … [Read more...] about American Pika up on the Beaver Mountain!
I'm not sure if it's due to changing precipitation levels or food sources, but, Heppler's Ponds is sometimes a hit or miss birding site for me. Seeing the female Bullock's Orioles there was truly an unexpected great find. As it was late August, there were wildflowers in bloom along the farm fencing beside the immense pasture and a beautiful blue sky day for … [Read more...] about Bullock’s Orioles at Heppler’s!