Outdoor calendar - August 15

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
August 15, 2012
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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 3:30 p.m. Free for ONC members/ $2 children/ $3 seniors / $4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. All ages welcome. Today’s topic is “Crazy and Curious Corvids.” Join Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalists for one of their favorite Wild Wednesday programs focused on some of the smartest birds in the world — corvids. Listen to a true tale about a special raven and then meet the Ogden Nature Center’s most curious and playful raven, Cronk.


Trail Mixer 2012: 5-9 p.m. Friday at Snowbasin. BBQ, live and silent auctions, and raffle. Auctions and raffle will include great outdoor gear and activities for all seasons! Tickets are $40, all but $14.40 of each ticket is tax deductible. Please call 801-393-2304 to purchase. All proceeds benefit pathways in Weber County.

Science Hike: 9-11 a.m. Saturday. 27th Street Trailhead to Taylor Canyon. Backpack science for kids. Geology and botany leaders will bring a multitude of tools and supplies to do fun and engaging scientific investigations with kids. Call 801-682-5545 or email sciencehikes@gmail.com for more information.


Notch Peak Uinta Trail: Saturday. Eight miles, four hours, most of the trail is above 10,000 feet (flatlanders be warned), moderate. This hike is very scenic with outstanding views of numerous small lakes and exquisite Bald Mountain to the east and Trial Peak to the west. We should see many wildflowers. Call Larry at 801-690-4335 for more details.


Bird Walks: Today at Willard Bay State Park. Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 N. just east of Exit 349 on I-15) at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast or 8 a.m. to carpool.

Annual WAS Potluck: 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th). The grills will be fired up and soft drinks will be provided. Bring a dish to share, your own meat to barbecue, dishes and utensils. Don’t forget insect repellant. After dinner will be a time for socializing and sharing experiences.


Weber River Inflatable Kayak Trip: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $20 WSU students, $30 non-students. The Weber River has some great opportunities for novice whitewater enthusiasts. Come join us as we attempt to beat the summer heat. Please bring snacks, water, and some dry clothing to change into. All participants must be able to swim confidently. Ages 18 and up. Meet at the Outdoor Program, 3301 University Circle, WSU campus. For more information, call 801-626-6373.


Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will host a “Shorebird Saturday” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the annual migration of shorebirds. See what it takes to survive migration through games and crafts. The grand opening of the refuge’s new Marsh Meander trail will be at 10:30 a.m. The refuge is also offering two guided tours along the Auto Tour Route, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended by calling 435.723.5887.


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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.