Red Cliffs AudubonOnce again the Utah Audubon Council met in southern Utah for the annual Spring Retreat. Saturday, April 28, was spent at Lytle Ranch Preserve. After leaving Hwy 91 we passed by many acres of recently burned wilderness, but when we drove down into the preserve, we were met by hundreds of happy, singing birds flying everywhere.
August 28-29, 2012
From Lytle we drove down to Beaver Dam, the Golf Course, hoping to find more bird species. After we were about "birded-out" we drove on up to the White Dome Preserve to observe the beautiful Dwarf Bearclaw Poppies in full bloom. Very special since this is the only area in the whole world where they grow and bloom.
The following morning we met at the Tonaquint Nature Center with President John Bellmon presiding, to discuss what Audubon is doing in Utah. Wasatch, Bridgerland, Greater Salt Lake, and Red Cliffs Audubons each talked about their activities within their chapters. Then we heard from Wayne Mortinson, from National, hearing their concerns and expectations.
This meeting was very worthwhile to keep up our enthusiasm to keep working on our projects and to try different ways to learn and have fun. We are looking forward to our next Fall Retreat.