Outdoor calendar - July 24

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July 23, 2013
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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.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/$2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. All ages welcome. Due to the Pioneer Day holiday, there will be no program today. The topic for July 31 is “Mammal Mia!” Learn about the many cool mammals that live in Utah and the Great Basin region. Touch skulls and pelts and learn what makes mammals unique. Learn why you’re a mammal. Finally, we’ll take a short walk with a naturalist to observe live deer and possibly other mammals that call the Ogden Nature Center home.

Free RAMP Summer Saturdays: The Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission and activities on Saturdays during the summer through Aug. 24. Activities led by a teacher naturalist will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday. Activities will include guided nature walks, live animal presentations, games, creative nature crafts and more. Check in at the visitor center front desk.

Ogden Farmer’s Market: Saturdays beginning at 8 a.m. The Ogden Nature Center will have a booth at the Ogden Farmer’s Market. Come learn about the center and its many programs, and get a free owl tattoo. We will once again be selling our popular market baskets.


Wednesday Night Hikes: 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.


Brighton to Sunset Peak via Catherine Pass Hike: Saturday. It is moderate to strenuous, about 4.5 hours, 6.5 miles round-trip, and about 2,000 feet elevation gain. We’ll start at Brighton Ski Resort and will travel past Lakes Mary, Martha, and Catherine as we work our way to Sunset Peak, which is at 10,648 feet. This is a great alpine area and, perhaps, we’ll see a moose. Call Larry at 801-690-4335.


Bird Walks: July 31 at Jefferson Hunt Campground. Meet at Dylan’s (12th and Monroe) at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast or Smith’s parking lot (12th and Harrison) at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.


Summer Rock Climbing Clinic: 5-9 p.m. Thursday at School Room Wall (27th Street Trailhead). To have the tools needed in an emergency situation while climbing or canyoneering is essential. In this clinic we will be covering friction hitches, belay takeovers, assisted rappelling, and pulley systems. This will give you the tools needed in those emergency situations.


Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, seeks applications for the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award in Utah. The award recognizes Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources. The award will be presented at the Utah Farm Bureau’s Convention in November. The nomination deadline is Aug. 2. For more information, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org, or contact Matt Hargreaves at 801-233-3003 or matt.hargreaves@fbfs.com.


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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.