Outdoor calendar - April 13

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
April 13, 2011
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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

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 3:30 p.m. Free for ONC members, $2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Meet in the Visitor Center. “Hiding Habitats/Forests and Trees.” Meet one of Ogden Nature Center’s resident forest dwelling birds and learn how they survive in and among the trees. Then venture out on the Nature Center’s trails to look for signs of wildlife, discuss what happens to animals and plants when spring arrives, and experience first hand what it’s like to emerge from a bear den.

Earth Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. $2 per person or free if you ride the bus or bike. Celebrate Earth Day at the Ogden Nature Center. Enjoy more than 60 Earth-friendly exhibitors, live entertainment, organic food, nature crafts, sustainable workshops and activities. Come learn what you can do to improve the health of the planet.

Growing Green Gardens: Companion Planting & Garden Preparation Workshop: 6-7:30 p.m. April 21. $3 members/$5 non-members. Teacher/naturalist and botanist Cheyenne Herland will teach organic, eco-friendly methods for preparing your garden for your best growing season yet. In time for summer planting, learn about the plants that attract or repel insects and how to guard your garden from infestation without the use of pesticides. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. April 20.

Fair Feathered Friends: Preschool Discovery Days: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. April 21 or 22. $4 per child/adult chaperones are free. For ages 3-5. Discover what makes a bird a bird as you delve into the world of beaks, wings, feathers and feet. Meet live birds of prey. Hear some fanciful feathered fables and make and take a bird feeder. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Please call to pre-register.

OGDEN SIERRA CLUB

Annual Ogden River Cleanup: 9 a.m. Saturday. Celebrate Earth Day again this year with the annual river cleanup outing. Meet at Big-D Sports Park on the Ogden River Parkway, bring gloves and wear clothing appropriate for hard, dirty work. For more information, call Ranee J. at 801-985-0158.

WASATCH AUDUBON

Bird Walks: Today at Willard Bay. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, Farr West) for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.

April 20: North Arm Wildlife Viewing Area. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Dylan’s (12th & Monroe) for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. April 19 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. Guest speaker Carl Taylor of the Utah Waterfowl Alliance will present Wood Ducks in Northern Utah.

MISCELLANEOUS

Antelope Island State Park will host a Unicorn Point history hike Saturday. Join the ranch curator at 10 a.m. at Fielding Garr Ranch for a moderate nine-mile hike on the South Island Trail discussing the island’s history that surrounds this trail. History includes Daddy Stump, Sodium Sulphate plant and early island history. For more information call 801-649-5742.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will host at a free wildlife viewing event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The viewing will focus on mountain goats, which are commonly seen in the area during early spring. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available, and DWR biologists will be on site all day. Activities for children will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the park-and-ride lot at the mouth of the canyon. For more information, call 801-209-5326.

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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

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.

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