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The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay | 12 Utah Staycations

How many of you have been to The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay? It's a mouthful, but one of our favorite places to visit, especially in the winter months. Thanks to Davis County for teaming up with the Salt Project so we can show off this sweet place! Since we were heading out to Antelope Island, we knew we needed to stop by the newly remodeled center! We actually visited years ago here, before the new building. We love the new center though. There's a few buildings + AC (!!!) and a learning

The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay

This nature center is a favorite. Spring and fall are the best and the trails are all stroller friendly. But they are not paved so make sure you have a good stroller. There are several bridges and walkways through the marsh land. Owl pellets everywhere. We love the new buildings! Especially with the grass on the roof. They have binoculars available to use in the building. You can see a lot of birds from inside but you can see more out on the trails so we recommend taking your own. We have these ones. Super inexpensive but still work great

Breakfast with the Birds | Tracy Aviary

My toddler is currently obsessed with birds. Just to give you an idea, we have an inflatable swimming pool that has been sitting in the middle of our living room the past month rather than outside because my son has turned it upside down and been pretending it is a bird’s nest. He sits in the middle of the “nest” acting like a baby bird and then assigns me the role of the mama bird. Our bird game isn’t complete until the mama bird tosses worms (strands of yarn) into the nest for him to “eat.” As you can imagine

Giveaway | Tracy Aviary | First Timer Visit

I took my younger two kids to the Tracy Aviary for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised by the deceptively large aviary found on the southwest corner of Liberty Park's 8-acres. First thing I noticed, accessible parking. There is a separate parking lot for the Tracy Aviary so you don't have to park along the narrow loop of Liberty Park. Once inside we went straight to the Utah Wetlands experience. This exhibit has been designed to replicate the birds and plants indigenous to the Great Salt Lake. The star attraction was not the birds nor plants, but the edible

Small Wonders: The Expansive World of Insects | Swaner EcoCenter

Leading up to Earth Day (April 22nd) the kids and I are exploring some amazing exhibits and parks in Utah that highlight natural wonders and Earth conservation! Our first stop was the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, to check out their newest exhibit, Small Wonders: The Expansive World of Insects. Running now until Monday May 15th. Normally I'm not one to "Ooo and Ahh" over insects! However, the displays of preserved butterflies, beetles and other small wonders had the kids and I completely fascinated! Being able to get a close up look is really neat and the exhibits

A Walk in the Wetlands | Buffalo Ranches Trail | Adventurin'

Sometimes you just need to get out and stretch your legs, and wear out your kids. Hiking, especially with little kids doesn’t always have to involve mountains and steep hills-right? While the Buffalo Ranches Trail may not be a destination hike, it is easy and accessible for anyone! The trail is actually about a four mile loop through a West Farmington subdivision and Great Salt Lake Wetlands. Although there are various starting points, I recommend starting off of Glover Lane. This point starts at a pond and takes you away from the neighborhood homes. Heading west on Glover Lane you

Bald Eagles in Corinne

On Sunday morning, I woke up with the intent of getting a good photo of a bald eagle. I knew they were in the area from seeing other photos from local photographers. I had seen posts of eagles at Willard Bay State Park and decided that would be a good place to start. After walking around the park with my dog for about a half an hour, I realized that I was getting skunked. I had earlier read that the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (We'll have a guest post about the Refuge next week!) had a good size population

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Education Center | Adventurin'

My 2-year daughter, Tess, loves birds. She is always excited to see any sort of flying or waddling creature. Her favorites go between the chicken and a duck, with always a little love for her mother’s favorite bird, the penguin. After hearing about the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, it moved to the top of our weekend outing list. It emerged to be a great winter day activity, including the Wildlife Education Center, a hike near the Center, and the Refuge Auto Tour. Before we packed up for the day, I checked of the website, and confirmed

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The next Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17-20, 2017! You can find more info HERE and find out how you can participate. We bought a new home in December and moved in just a couple weeks before Christmas. We fell in love with the home because of the trees on our lot. We have 8 in the backyard and 2 in the front. The ones in the backyard are HUGE! I'm sure they will be the death of me in the fall, but they are pretty amazing in the summer (from what I've seen in pictures). Since moving in

Little Chicks Class at Tracy Aviary | Registration Open Now!

We’re pretty big fans of Tracy Aviary. It really is our favorite “zoo” type experience in Utah...and it just keeps getting better and better! If you’re like us, and visit Tracy Aviary often, you’ll be happy to know that they also offer classes for young kids! Tracy Aviary was kind enough to host us for a series of their Little Chicks class. We didn’t know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised! The Little Chicks class that we attended was designed for kids ages 3-4. In the class, kids are able to participate in all sorts of fun and educational
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