Tag Archive: Utah

Just wait for the surprise to happen

A pail of white paint has spilled all over Antelope Island. With the exception of the main road that has been plowed, the whole island is pretty much colorless. Far away–about 500 meters–I… Continue reading

When buffalo look pretty

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to have Steve in town and so we headed up to Antelope Island State Park. The migrating birds have pretty much thinned out but the island is… Continue reading

A Last Day at Antelope Island

I also posted this on my other blog, Baby Aspirin Years. I felt that it should live on both blogs. (Apologies if you subscribe to both.) It’s the last day of 2012. There… Continue reading

A date, a smelly lake and a pair of binoculars changed my world.

Oddly, most people I know in Salt Lake City don’t visit the Great Salt Lake for which the city is named. It wasn’t until Steve, my boyfriend from Toronto, dragged me to the… Continue reading

This is what Antelope Island looks like in October

It was quiet and the Great Salt Lake was as still as glass. I may have counted about four cyclists on the whole island, and there weren’t a whole lot of cars. Most… Continue reading

For the love of brine flies, brine shrimp and phalaropes

Today’s post is by a guest blogger–my husband, Steve (a.k.a. WikiSteve, as I like to call him). He visited Antelope Island a couple of days ago and said the magic words to me:… Continue reading

Baby Grebes: Prepare to go “Awwwww!”

Today I had one mission while birding at Bear River National Wildlife Refuge in Utah and that was to see mama Grebes carrying their baby Grebes on their backs.  I’d never seen this… Continue reading

It’s nesting season for the birds.

When I stumble upon a bird’s nest I’m always fascinated by how it’s constructed. Today, in fact, when Steve and I were out running errands we saw loads of barn swallows building nests… Continue reading

The medicinal effect of birding Antelope Island

I need another vacation. I know, I know. Panama was just a little over a month ago, but it seems like an eternity ago. So, after a couple of tough weeks at the… Continue reading

A Barn Owl and a Porcupine walked into a bar…

I was all prepared to post about nests. In fact, I was mostly done writing, but as I was transferring photos from the Nikon to the computer this morning–photos Steve took a couple… Continue reading