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Malheur in Early Spring

Spring in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is known for thousands of migratory birds moving through, including sandhill cranes, tundra swans, northern pintails and snow, Ross’s and Canada geese.

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West Desert Road Trip

Northern Utah’s west desert is a vast empty wasteland, nothing but dirt, rock, and the occasional juniper. At least that was my impression of this desert for many years.  My husband’s enthusiasm for the desert has […]

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Tulips have been my favorite flower ever since I can remember, the bold colors are striking.  I grew up in the south where they don’t grow well, so pictures or store-bought Easter tulip where all I […]

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Utah Birding in February

February 4, 2021 The first weekend of February is here and so are the red-winged black birds.  I didn’t realize they came so early, but I have missed that sound.   Provo River Trail We took a […]

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Zion for the Weekend

January 30, 2021 Bill and I heard there would be snow in Zion National Park so we headed down to southern Utah for the weekend.  The weather was warmer than expected so we got rain.  The park […]

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Hiking Near Home

January 24, 2021 Big Springs Trail Bill and I decided to stay close to home this weekend.  It snowed during the week and the mountains were looking beautiful.  We hiked up a little of the Big Spring […]

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Utah West Desert

January 17,2021 Bill and I discovered a place called Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge early last spring during a restless day of our COVID-19 quarantine.  In the Utah west desert you can drive the entire day […]

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Farmington Bay

January 10, 2021 Farmington Bay is always a great place to visit and observe the wildlife and this visit was no exception.  Although I miss the summer songbirds and the sounds of the red-winged blackbirds, the […]

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