Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Visitor Center

 
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These wetlands are near the Great Salt Lake and are home to thousands of migrating birds. The water level was a bit low today and thus most of the birds were pretty far from the boardwalk and all of the reeds and cattails were still brown and dead.

What you're looking at is the visitor center of the Shorelands Preserve. Later in the summer, the building is swarming with wasps. There are literally thousands of them flying around and all you can hear is the hum of their wings. Today, there wasn't a bee in sight; however, there were a lot of flying bugs that looked like mosquitoes though I didn't get bit by and of them. They say there are a lot of brine flies in the area, but I don't know what they look like so that's what they could have been. Brine flies don't bite, and are a staple in many of the birds diets in the area.

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Jan 01, 2016 11:24 AM EDT
Jas - May 25, 2008 05:14 PM EDT
Interesting structure and information about the wetlands! Sounds like you definitely need to wear 'bug' protection out there! :)

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