Outdoor calendar - February 8

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
February 8, 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 “Wild Romance: A Valentines Day Special.” Have you ever wondered if animals flirt with one another? Meet some of the Ogden Nature Center’s resident birds and reptiles and discover the unique ways these animals attract a partner. Then make your very own nature-themed Valentine.

Nature is for Lovers: 7-9 p.m. Saturday. $30 per couple. Ages 21 and up. Come to the Ogden Nature Center for an evening of wine and desserts and learn about love wildlife style. Play a fun couples guessing game about animal and plant mating rituals, meet one of February’s feathered lovers and take an optional romantic night walk around the Center trails. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. Friday.


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, south on 700 West for one block, then left on 4600 West to lot on right at the end of road).

Feb. 15: 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.


Cooperative Presidents’ Day backcountry yurt trip: Leave 7 a.m. Feb. 17 and return 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Backcountry ski/splitboard trip to yurt in Bloomington Canyon, Idaho. $35 WSU students, $50 non-students. Avalanche safety equipment required and will be provided as needed. Prior backcountry experience required. Ages 18 and older only. Mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Outdoor Program (annex 9 on campus). For more information, call 801-626-6373 or visit www.weber.edu/outdoor.


The Weber Basin Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited will be presenting a series of five free flytying classes at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Riverdale beginning Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The classes will cover the following subjects: Tools, Materials, Techniques; Stillwater Fly Patterns; Wet Flies and Nymph Patterns; Dry Fly Patterns; and Terrestrials Patterns. At the end of the class each participant that attends all five classes will receive a CD of the flies tied and many other patterns and information.

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Wattis-Dumke Room on the second floor of Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. Guests are always welcome. Come join the club, enjoy the fun field trips, and start a new rock hobby. Questions? Call 801-648-5060, e-mail club@goldenspikegem.org, or visit www.goldenspikegem.org.


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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.