The Great Salt Lake Nature Center

April through June is migration season for birds and just a short drive away you can view over 60 species that come to Utah to nest during the summer. The Great Salt Lake Nature Center is located in the Salt Lake wetland ecosystem and houses over 1,500 square miles of trails and scenery. This past weekend The Salt Project hosted a fun meetup at the Nature Center where we got to visit with birds of prey and go on a fun scavenger hunt to explore the trails.

At the Nature center building you can sit on the deck and take in the breathtaking views, sunset is incredible I am sure. There are 2 classrooms where you can learn all about the wildlife that lives on the wetlands. There are bug specimen, pelts, feathers, interactive activities and even live animals. The center is open year round until 4pm and each season brings new adventures

If you visit the center you should definitely bring binoculars with you. You can download a list of all the birds you might find at the Nature Center and it’s a great way to learn while exploring the outdoors. While we were bird watching we also saw lizards, bugs and even a cute chipmunk. You never know what you will see!

You don’t have to just walk the trail either, bikes are allowed as well! Pack a picnic and bring a bird book and visit the Nature Center soon for a day of educational fun. Be sure to check out their calendar to see what is going on.

Great Salt Lake Nature Center

700 W. Glovers Lane (925 S.), Farmington, Utah.


Tuesday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.