Outdoor calendar - December 29

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
December 29, 2010
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Wild Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Free for ONC members or $2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. The topic is “Scaly Tales”. Have you ever wondered what a snake feels like? What about a tortoise shell? Come find out and get an up close look at the Ogden Nature Center’s resident reptiles. Learn what makes reptiles so special in the animal world and how they survive the cold winters while meeting our threatened desert tortoises and a Great Basin Gopher Snake.


Ladies Snowshoe Outings: 9 a.m. Jan. 6. Come out and enjoy the spectacular beauty of our trails throughout the winter. Our snowshoe outings are great to exercise and a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends. Join us every other Thursday beginning Jan. 6 for some ladies time that’s not to be missed. For location, call Deb at 801-940-7484.

Winter Trails Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 8 at Ogden Nordic Center at North Fork Park. Join Weber Pathways and Ogden Nordic for an afternoon of play in the snow. Come try out some gear from our awesome local gear junkies at Weber State University’s Outdoor Program and Canyon Sports, or learn how to better use your own. The demos are free, but there is a $5 trail fee to help maintain North Fork trails. For more information, please call Terry at 801-690-6400.

Winter Fund Drive: Weber Pathways is seeking funding for several projects, including: Extension of the Weber River Parkway from Riverdale to Weber Canyon; continuation of paved Pineview Loop Pathway around the south side of the reservoir; completion of Weber Pathways Rail Trail, including gravel surface, bridges and fences; connection of the UTA/Roy City Rail Trail to the Weber River Parkway; and completion of the Centennial Trail. To donate, visit www.weberpathways.org or call 801-393-2304. E-mail: wp@weberpathways.org.


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

Bird Walk: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at Ogden River Parkway. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Village Inn (322 12th St.) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool.


Avalanche- Know Before You Go: 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at Salt Lake City store, 3285 E. 3300 South. Free. This multi-media talk includes an exciting 15-minute video on avalanche basics followed by a half-hour PowerPoint presentation on how to stay alive in avalanche terrain. Suitable for ages 14 and older. Seating may be available at the door, even if the registration is closed. For more information and to register, please call 801-486-2100 or visit www.rei.com/saltlakecity.

Snowshoe Basics: 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Salt Lake City store, 3285 E. 3300 South. Free. Join REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. We will focus on selecting appropriate gear and finding out where to go snowshoeing in your area. If you’ve ever thought about getting into snowshoeing, this is a great introduction to the sport! For more information and to register, please call 801-486-2100 or visit www.rei.com/saltlakecity.


Weber Basin Anglers, the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 at Sportsmans Warehouse in Riverdale. The group will be discussing projects for 2011 and conservation issues, and will be demonstrating fly tying. You can follow the group on Facebook by typing in Weber Basin Anglers and clicking on the group avatar.


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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.