Outdoor calendar - January 12

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
January 12, 2011
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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, Utah. For more information, please call 801-621-7595 or visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Free for ONC members or $2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Today’s topic is “Wild About Ravens”. Come learn about these mischievous birds. Discover how ravens make and use tools. Meet the Ogden Nature Center’s resident raven Cronk and participate in a raven story.

Scout Saturdays: 9-11:45 a.m. Saturday. Programs are designed to help scouts fulfill their merit badge requirements. Reservations are required. Cost: $5 per scout per session/one leader in uniform per group is free.

Session 1 (9-9:45 a.m.): Native vs. Invasive. Filling a requirement for the naturalist badge, we will help scouts identify 10 native plants/animals and non-native species.

Session 2 (10-10:45 a.m.): Conservation. Find out what conservation officers do, why they are necessary, their role in history and how to become a conservation officer.

Session 3 (11-11:45 a.m.): Venomous Reptiles. Learn how to tell the difference between a venomous and non-venomous species with an up-close encounter with a live snake.


Snowshoeing in Wheatgrass Canyon: Saturday. About 6 miles round trip, or about 4 hours, with only moderate climbing. This is one of the most beautful canyons in Utah with very interesting cliffs and canyon walls. Also, a good chance to see wildlife. Call Larry at 801-731-3701 for meeting time and location.

Full Wolf Moon snowshoe/ski: Sunday at Mount Ogden Golf Course. Call Joanie for meeting time at 801-399-0034.


Bird Walks: Today at Fort Buenaventura. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at Burger King (southeast corner of 21st Street & Wall Ave.) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. outside the Fort.

Jan. 19: Riverdale Parkway. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at McDonald’s (Riverdale Road & 900 West) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. at the trailhead parking lot (from Riverdale Road, head south on 700 West for block, then turn left on 4600 South to lot on right at end of road).

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Guest speakers Lynn de Freitas and Rob Dubuc will present Friends of the Great Salt Lake Advocacy Activities for Protection of the Great Salt Lake. At Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St.).


Back Country Horsemen of Utah is sponsoring a Trail Riding and Informative Lesson Sessions (TRaILS) informational and educational event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Davis County Legacy Center. The event is free to the general public. For more information, e-mail allenceco@msn.com or webmaster@bchu.com.

Utah State Parks and local snowmobile dealers will hold the Monte Cristo Snowmobile Open Air Demo and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Monte Cristo Trailhead. Test ride new sleds, and hone your beacon/probing skills. Cost is $5 per vehicle or free with the Monte Cristo annual parking pass. For more information, call 435-734-9494 or 800-OHV-RIDE.

Weber State University will present a seminar at 1:30 p.m. today entitled “White Death — The Science of Avalanches” in Room 121 of the Lind Lecture Hall with Dr. John Sohl. Jointly with the Snowbasin Ski Patrol and National Geographic, WSU loaded an iron crash dummy with motion detectors and cameras then used explosives to release avalanches on it. The presentation includes visible and infrared video, and tips on how to avoid taking a ride.


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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.