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!
Back in June I got the opportunity to wile away some very hot temperature time at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information there, along with its great birding opportunities. Not bad for just a short drive north from Salt Lake City. Thanks to the Nature Conservancy for … [Read more...] about Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
A great place for you to visit in early spring up in northern Utah is the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. It will not be a waste of your time! Such was my experience since I had a few hours to spend there. My drive inside started off rather well. The wind was howling, not too cold, and I was glad there was waterfowl galore to be seen! What IS Farmington Bay … [Read more...] about Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
Little did I know how cool this western Refuge in northern Utah of wetlands bordered with snowy mountaintops would be. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was full of migratory birds and even some other interesting mammal wildlife. The sounds of the large Tundra Swans overhead and in the water was a true ensemble of an avian choir! Although I'm used to the refuges back east in the … [Read more...] about Exploring the Beautiful Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge!
On a brief trip into town for lunch, I went a different route than Main Street. Being new to Richfield, somehow I wound up on another road. When I was approaching a stop sign, I saw a big fluff of snow at the very top of a small grouping of some type of spruce trees. It wasn't odd that snow was on the ground, but of all three of the trees I was looking at, the only blob of snow … [Read more...] about Ferruginous Hawk – White as Snow