Outdoor calendar - December 19

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December 19, 2012
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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. The center will be closed from 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 1. It will will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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 “Snow! Snow! Snow!” How many words can you use to describe snow? Discover how animals use snow to travel, build homes, and even hide from predators. Don’t forget your hats, gloves, and snow boots.

WEBER PATHWAYS

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

OGDEN SIERRA CLUB

Ogden Overlook Snowshoe: Dec. 29. This is six miles round-trip, about 3.5 hours, and moderate intensity. This route is a favorite of the local snow enthusiasts. We will have great views of Sardine Peak, Ogden City, The Great Salt Lake, and Cold Water Canyon. Call Larry at 801-690-4335 for more information.

WASATCH AUDUBON

Bird Walks: Dec. 26 at Mantua Reservoir area. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, Farr West, just east of 1-15 exit 349) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool. Depending on weather conditions, the location may change.

Jan. 2: Willard Bay State Park: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, Farr West, just east of I-15 exit 349) for breakfast or at 8:45 a.m. to carpool. This is a fee area.

Christmas Bird Counts: Today at Bear River Refuge. Meet at 8 a.m. at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, Farr West, just east of 1-15 exit 349) for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

Dec. 28: Morgan County. Meet at Utah DWR office (515 E. 5300 South, South Ogden) at 7:30 a.m. to carpool for breakfast at Spring Chicken Inn in Morgan, or meet at the Inn at 8 a.m.

WSU OUTDOORS

Ski & Snowboard Tuning/Waxing Basics Clinic: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Outdoor Program, 4022 Taylor Ave., Ogden. $15 WSU students, $20 non-students. Call 801-626-6373 for more information.

MISCELLANEOUS

Join Utah State Parks for the inaugural Trifishalon ice fishing tournament series at Scofield, Rockport, and Starvation state parks. Scofield hosts the first event on Dec. 29; Rockport on Jan. 19; and Starvation on Feb. 9, ice conditions permitting. Cost is $50 for all three events, or $15 for one, $10 under 16 years. Register for all three events; enter your largest measured trout caught at each event and the person with the largest total measurement wins an $800 Sportsman’s Warehouse gift certificate. Prizes are also given at each tournament. Registration is available by calling 801-322-3770 within the Salt Lake calling area or toll-free 800-322-3770 outside the Salt Lake City area. Each event is limited to 200 participants. For more information, visit stateparks.utah.gov/activities/trifishalon.

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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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