Outdoor calendar - March 21

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March 21, 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 “The Wild Truth: A Pre-April Fools Day Event.” Nature can weave some pretty tall tales, but that doesn’t mean they’re not true. Prior to April Fools Day spend some time listening to true stories from our wild world. Discover how weather has changed history and examine some of the most unbelievable animals and plants on the planet.


Wasatch Hikers: 6:30 p.m. tonight at Douglas Street Trailhead, 1550 E. Douglas St., Ogden. This trail is a continuation of the canal trail that begins in the mouth of Ogden Canyon. The avalanche danger is still high in the backcountry, so we are staying in the lower elevations until things stabilize. For information on upcoming outings, visit http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors/ and check the calendar under the meetups tab.


Antelope Island Sentry Peak hike: 10 a.m. Sunday. This trail has just been opened up in the last couple years. One of the Antelope Island trails that’s been closed to the public for 100 years. Relatively unexplored, you’ll experience awesome views of the Great Salt Lake as well as the scenic southern end of the island. Round trip is 7 miles (10.5 km). Hiking time is about five hours. The difficulty is moderate. Elevation gain is 1,114 feet. No dogs are allowed. Call Joanie at 801-399-0034 for information.


Bird Walks: Today at Riverdale Parkway. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (Riverdale Road & 900 West) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. at trip start: From Riverdale Road., drive north on 700 West for two blocks, right on 4300 South, then right on 600 West to the parking lot.

March 28: Ogden Cemetery. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at Dylan’s (12th and Monroe) for breakfast or at 9:15 a.m. at the cemetery entrance at 20th and Jefferson.

Field trip: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Utah Natural History Museum. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Village Inn (1780 W. 5600 South, Roy) for breakfast. We will carpool from there. The cost is $9 for adults or $7 for seniors (65 and older).


Introduction to Mountaineering course: Classroom sessions 6-8:30 p.m. tonight and Thursday at Outdoor Program (annex 9). Field session 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 24. This class is aimed at those participants who desire to learn mountaineering skills, or improve upon existing knowledge. Basic mountaineering skills preferred. $45 students, $50 others. For more information, call 801-626-6373.


Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Wattis-Dumke Room on the second floor of Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. Grab Bag Fill for our upcoming April show will be held in the Theater Annex. 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.