Outdoor calendar - January 9

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January 9, 2013
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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 “Snow Tracks – What’s the Trick to Tracking?” Explore the trails with an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist as you identify local animal species and solve print puzzles in the snow. Dress for the weather.

Picture-Perfect Winter Photo Contest: Photos must be shot at Ogden Nature Center by Jan. 31 during regular center hours. Entries must be in one of two categories: General nature shots, which includes wild animals; or resident animals, which encompasses the center’s caged educational animals and two resident wild turkeys. Entrants may enter only one photo in each category for their age group. Photos submitted for judging must be no larger than 8x10 inches and must be mounted on cardboard or foam board. No frames or glass. Include the entrant’s full name, age, telephone number, email address, street address and entry category on the back. Ages 8 to adult. $5 per entry.


Wednesday Night Hikes/Snowshoes: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights throughout the month. Locations vary. Please refer to www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors or email wasatchhikers@gmail.com for more info.


Cross-Country Skiing: 10 a.m. Sunday at North Fork Park. North Fork is the premier cross-country skiing destination in Northern Utah. There are 20 kilometers of trails, groomed five times per week for skating and classic skiing by a dedicated team of Ogden Nordic volunteers. Contact Dan H. at 801-479-1108 for more information.


Bird Walks: Today at Ogden River Parkway. Meet at Dylan’s (12th and Monroe) at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast or at 9:30 a.m. at the MTC Park on the Ogden River off Monroe south of 17th Street.

Thursday: Ogden Nature Center. Meet at the center, 966 W. 12th St., at 5:15 p.m. Trails are flat but not paved. Could be muddy, snowy or slick. Walk will last about an hour with opportunity to socialize afterward. No dogs or children under 12.

Jan. 16: Dale Young Nature Park. Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, Farr West, just east of I-15 exit 349) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool. From there, we will take I-15 north and exit at the Brigham City 1100 South exit (362). Go east to Main Street, turn right (going south) onto Hwy. 89. Go past Maddox Ranch House and turn right (west) at 2250 South. Go three to four blocks west and you are there.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. Flammulated Owls Along the Wasatch Front with Dr. Markus Mika, Science Director for Hawk Watch International.


Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Friends of the Bear River Refuge invite the public to join them for an open house to explore owls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The refuge will be hosting family-fun activities to investigate these winged hunters. All activities are free. The Wildlife Education Center is located at 2155 W. Forest St., Brigham City, one block west of I-15 at Exit 363. For more information, call 435-723-5887.


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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.