Outdoor calendar - February 15

Story by Standard-Examiner staff and wire services
February 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. Today’s topic is “Owl Tales.” Are owls really wise? Get the answer to that question and many others as we meet three different owls and decode the mysteries that surround these amazing birds.

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count: Friday-Monday in your own backyard. Count for fun. Count for the future. Bird and nature fans throughout North American are invited to join tens of thousands of everyday bird watchers for the 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Participants count birds and report their sightings online. Visit www.birdsource.org/gbbc/ 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.


Mill Creek Canyon snowshoe: 9 a.m. Saturday. This is a must do adventure for those who like winter activities. Five to six miles round trip, three to four hours, moderate. We will pick a route that offers the most snow and provides the best views of the snow-capped mountains. Perhaps we will see a moose, for they winter in this area. Call Larry at 801-731-3701 for more information.


Bird Walks: Today at Willard Bay State Park. Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North) at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool. Remember, this is a fee area.

Feb. 22: South Ogden Nature Park. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (5745 S. Harrison) for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.

WAS presentation: 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Ogden Nature Center. Free. Dr. Steve Clark, Weber State University professor, will present “Reconnecting With Your Wildness — Adventures With An Etho-Botantist.” Dr. Clark will speak about world-wide experiences with people/plant relationships. Meet in the Visitor Center.


Kayak roll session: 8-10 p.m. Thursday at Weber State Swimming Pool. $8 with own equipment/$20 equipment included. Ages 16 and up. No prior experience necessary, but swimming proficiency required. Registration is required at least 24-hours in advance. Please call 801-626-6373 or stop by to register.


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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.