March 23, 2011
I recently returned to northern Utah after being on a brief work assignment in northeastern Montana and...MAN what a difference a week makes! I can really feel and see the signs of what most of us love so much, Spring. It is the annual rebirth of the natural order of things. I could see some green in the landscape which was white and brown when I departed - an indicator of what is about to be upon us in full swing. The bird life surely increased ten-fold since I have been gone, as well. The courtship is just starting for some and nesting and mating, too, will soon be in full swing. I continue to be impressed with this Refuge as I enter my fourth Spring working and managing its wetlands and grasslands. I am a little bit of a ski bum/powder hound and so the winters are very,very enjoyable for me. But, if you are someone who suffers from cabin fever and need some signs that Spring is in fact, HERE and very much alive and well, come visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge... I know you will enjoy your visit.
- Jack Heisler, Asst Manager/Wildlife Refuge Specialist