Outdoor calendar - February 13

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February 13, 2013
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 Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/$2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. All ages welcome. Meet in the visitor center. Today’s topic is “Wild Romance: A Special Valentines Day Program.” Have you ever wondered if animals flirt with one another? Come find out during our special Valentine’s Day program. Meet some of the Ogden Nature Center’s resident birds and reptiles and discover the unique ways these animals attract a partner. Then help us make nature themed valentines for the birds.

Preschool Discovery Days — Frozen Landscapes: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 19. $5 per child/parent member, $6 per child/parent non-members. Ages 3-5. Discover the complicated patterns of crystals and snow flakes, enjoy cocoa, songs and fun. Make a salt crystal snowflake to take home. Learn about the creature comforts of the plants and animals of the Nature Center’s frozen landscape. Programs are one hour. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Call 801-621-7595 to register and for details.

Scout Saturdays: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Fulfill merit badge requirements for Native vs. Invasive, Conservation, and Venomous Reptiles. $5 per scout. Have our teacher/naturalists help your scout pass off badge requirements during one of our 45-minute workshops. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit required. Call 801-621-7595.


 Wednesday Night Hikes/Snowshoes: 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.

Coldwater Crucible Nordic Ski Race: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Ogden Nordic Center. All races are mass start, classic or skate technique. 100 percent of the $10 fee goes to grooming. Register at the event or online for races and clinics at www.ogdennordic.com.


 Snowshoe in Yellow Pine/Uintas: Saturday. This is approximately six miles round-trip, about 3.5 hours, and moderate to strenuous intensity. The trail head is six miles east of Kamas. The trail meanders through an open area before turning into a forested canyon. It is often used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Call Larry at 801-690-4335 for more information.


Bird Walks: Today at Riverdale Trail (South). Meet at McDonald’s (Riverdale Road and 900 West) at 8:30 a.m.for breakfast or at 9 a.m. at the trailhead parking lot (from Riverdale Road, turn south on 700 West for one block, then left on 4600 South to the lot on the right at the end of the road).

Thursday: 5:15 p.m. at Dale Young Nature Park in Perry. Bring your sweetie and meet on the east side of the Wal-Mart parking lot in Brigham City. From there we will caravan to the park. The walk should take about an hour. The trail is flat, but not paved in all sections. No dogs or children under 12.

Feb. 20: Fort Buenaventura. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (Riverdale Road and 900 West) for breakfast or at 9:15 a.m. at the parking lot entrance to the Fort at 2450 A Ave. From I-15, head east on 24th Street to A Avenue and then turn south at the sign for the Fort.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. The program will be “Utah Rocks! Fossils and Minerals, too!” with Kyle Tumpane, geologist at Terra Tek.


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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.