Mountains, clouds, and fence-line…

The Wasatch Mountains as viewed from outside of the Cougar Park Nature Preserve, West Jordan, Utah…close to an acre of undeveloped land that has been allowed to remain in its natural state…and which happens to be the home of burrowing owls.  Humans are invited to visit the preserve and follow the meandering trail…but only during the months of October through February….

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12 responses

  1. The owls are one bird I was hoping to photograph while in Colorado. Alas, I never got the chance.

    Nice shot.

    June 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    • I have only seen them once…in Arizona…way out in the desert…saw a couple of them flying over me as I walked through “their” area…and managed to capture them in a few photos…. You might remember this post (?)…https://seekraz.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/hiking-cottonwood-creek-in-arizona/ Anyway…this is my total experience with seeing/photographing them…

      And thank you…

      June 12, 2017 at 8:31 am

      • I meant the burrowing owls, although I’ve a dearth of owls photos of any species. I think the only ones I have are from zoos.

        June 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        • Ah…I’ve not seen the burrowing type, either….

          June 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

  2. The mountains are beautiful and so is the grass in the foreground!

    June 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    • Yes, they are, Terry….

      June 12, 2017 at 8:34 am

  3. Very cool! Isn’t it snowy Oct-Feb?

    June 12, 2017 at 6:49 am

    • Um, yes…there is very likely going to be snow on the ground/in the preserve from October through February…. I had to read the sign a couple of times to make sure I wasn’t misunderstanding it…and then afterward thought that the times are probably as specific as they are, so as not to disturb the area when the owls and other creatures/plants are at the height of their activity….

      June 12, 2017 at 8:40 am

  4. You didn’t need to walk the trails to show the beauty Scott. I like that fence front and center, drifting off into the grasses towards the mountains. Such an expansive, wild, yet peaceful place. (And I’ve never seen Burrowing owls – that would be a treat!). I’ll take a look at the post you link to above, which I probably saw but don’t quite remember. Happy travels!

    June 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    • No, that beauty surmounted the fences and boundaries….

      And the post I mentioned didn’t show burrowing owls…but some great horned ones…

      Thank you for being here, Lynn…encouraging words….

      June 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

  5. Marvelous! You led me right to those beautiful mountains with that fence! I lived not far from West Jordan, but don’t remember any Cougar Park Nature Preserve. Perhaps recently built established? In my day W. Jordan was suburban. I’m guessing it’s grown to be urban these days.

    June 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    • Yes, Gunta…I imagine this is a relatively recently established neighborhood…and yes, too…West Jordan is a full-grown spot nowadays. 🙂

      The fence just took me there, too…my eyes are always heading toward the mountains up there!

      June 24, 2017 at 9:08 am

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