BRIGHAM CITY — Get away from the hectic city environment on a guided nature tour of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.
The tours will be offered throughout the summer — beginning Friday, May 25 — and will highlight the birds, wildlife and history of the refuge, located west of Brigham City.
The tours run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 29. Space is limited, so visitors are advised to call and preregister at 435-723-5887.
Birders, photographers and nature lovers are invited to enjoy the 2 1/2-hour outings led by refuge volunteers. Bring your own binoculars and bird guides, or borrow some from the refuge. Sunscreen, bug spray, snacks and water are also recommended.
The tours begin at the Wildlife Education Center, 2155 W. Forest St. The center also features a wetland diorama, interactive exhibits and a half-mile outdoor trail.
Regular center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The auto tour loop of the refuge, 12 miles west of the center, is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
For more information, visit www.fws.gov/bearriver/.