Outdooor calendar - June 5

Standard-Examiner staff
June 4, 2013
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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/$2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. All ages welcome Today’s topic is “Endangered in Utah.” With the help of Des Ta Te, the Ogden Nature Center’s Bald Eagle, and Laser the Desert Tortoise, discover what it means to be an endangered species. Learn what causes animals and plants to become endangered and what you can do to help.

June 12: “Wild Autographs.” Can you walk like a bear? Are your feet larger than a skunk’s? Get the answers to these questions while learning how to identify the amazing autographs that animals leave behind.

June 19: “Summer Celebration.” Come celebrate the summer solstice. Find out why some days are longer than others. With the help of a few live animals, discover how animals and plants, including us, adjust to the long days of summer.

June 26: “Dip into Summer.” The dog days of summer are here. There’s no better time to grab a net and explore what lives in the Nature Center ponds. You never know what or who you might find.

Free RAMP Summer Saturdays: The Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission and activities on Saturdays during the summer, June 8-Aug. 24. Activities led by a teacher naturalist will be held at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. every Saturday. Activities will include guided nature walks, live animal presentations, games, creative nature crafts and more. Check in at the visitor center front desk.


Wednesday Night Hikes: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights throughout the month. Locations vary. Refer to www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors or email wasatchhikers@gmail.com for more info.


Wheatgrass Canyon Hike: June 15. We’ve seen it in the winter. Now, let’s see it in the summer. It is located in the South Fork of Weber County. It is—moderate, about six miles round-trip, and about 3.5 hours. It is a narrow canyon with interesting rock formations, high canyon walls, forested slopes, and a stream. We will need to cross the stream, which may have moderate to high water, a few times. We may also spot moose, deer, elk, and eagles. Call Larry at 801-690-4335.

Women’s Wildflower Walk: June 30. We may or may not get to Yellow Pine Lake in the beautiful Uinta mountain range this day as we will be stopping and admiring the flowers along the way. Bring flower books, two liters of water, lunch and a friend. Call Joanie at 801-399-0034 for more information about carpooling to the trail head (women only).


The National Wildlife Refuge Association, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Friends of the Bear River Refuge invite the public to join them for a special award presentation at 7 p.m. June 11. Bob Ebeling will receive the prestigious National Volunteer of the Year Award for 2013. Ebeling played a key role in the restoration of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in the mid-1980’s. Call 435-723-5887 for more information.


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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.