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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Downtown Bird Habitat

Downtown Salt Lake City has some unique bird habitat. Here's a California Quail right on temple square downtown. The dome in the background is the historic tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

My favorite patch of habitat is the rooftop garden on top of the LDS Conference Center. How many other places let you walk around on their roof? Not many. Even fewer have a three acre meadow of native grasses and pine trees up there. So there's a lot more to do on temple square than getting a quick overview of Mormon history and beliefs. If you find yourself with a little time in downtown Salt Lake City, check it out. And let me know what birds you find on temple square.


Anonymous said...

That is pretty amazing stuff! I've birded from rooftops before to look out over the surrounding habitat but never on the rooftop as the main piece of habitat.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Rob. As you know, visitors could walk directly over Parliament in Canberra in pre-9/11 days. Pity the designers decided not to use native Australian plants.

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