ANTELOPE ISLAND — From avocets and pelicans to plain old sea gulls, the birds of the Great Salt Lake are the focus of a “Feathered Friends” program on Saturday, June 23.
The Junior Ranger event will explore the many birds that call the island home and will also discuss the attributes of birds. The program begins at 11 a.m. at the visitor center.
The event is geared for age 6 to 12, but all ages are welcome.
At 2 p.m., visitors can stop by the Fielding Garr Ranch to listen to a lecture on the history of bison on Antelope Island.
The day’s activities end with a star party at White Rock Bay, hosted by park staff and members of the Ogden Astronomical Society.
Folks who arrive before sunset will be able to look at the sun through a solar scope. A 20-minute presentation on space will be given and then stargazing will begin. Telescopes are provided.
Visitors should arrive by 8:30 p.m.; the park gate closes to incoming traffic at 9 p.m. The star party will be canceled if the sky is overcast.
Admission to the park is $9 per vehicle. The island is west of Syracuse off Interstate 15’s Exit 332.
For more information, call 801-721-9569.