|Wasatch Mountains from the roof of the Natural History Museum of Utah|
We decided to go to the Natural History Museum of Utah which was all the way across town. It is a beautiful building in a spectacular setting, built into the side of what I'd call a mountain and they probably consider a hill. Unfortunately, we don't have the kind of camera lenses appropriate for architectural photography.
As you would expect, the museum has a fantastic display of dinosaur skeletons. I've never been that fascinated with dinosaurs, even as a kid, but these bones didn't seem like the dusty tableau I remembered from American Museum of Natural History. Most of the bones come from the nearby (in their terms) Kapairowits Formation and they make a point of the fact that these bones are the real deal and not casts as you see in most museums.
Two MammalsFlying around the museum was a small flock of one of my favorite birds, Black-billed Magpie. In the west, these are street birds and are also considered agricultural pests, but I think they're gorgeous and wouldn't mind having them around here.