Outdoor calendar - May 15

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
May 14, 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. Today’s topic is “Hooked on Fish.” Did you know there are eight endangered or threatened species of fish that call Utah home? Spend an hour with a teacher/naturalist and learn other cool facts about Utah’s diverse fish. Observe least chub in the aquarium and meet some of the resident fish-eating birds.


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.


Dyers Woad Eradication: Sunday. Protect our native plants by pulling these noxious weeds in Ogden’s foothills. We’ll start at 9 a.m. and finish by noon. Call leader Dan Schroeder, 801-393-4603, for meeting location and to confirm the date, which may change depending on conditions.


Bird Walks: Today at East Mountain Wilderness Park (Kaysville). Meet at McDonald’s (5745 S Harrison Blvd.) at 8 a.m. for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

May 22: Ogden Bay South Entrance. Meet at Village Inn at 7:30 am for breakfast or at 8:30 am to carpool.

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival: Thursday-Monday. Enjoy the trips for which you preregistered. There will be no Saturday field trip due to overlap with the festival.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. May 21 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. Dr. John Cavitt, professor of zoology at Weber State University, will present “Update on the Ecology and Behavior of Snowy Plovers on the Great Salt Lake.”


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., Ogden. Guests are always welcome. Join the club, enjoy the fun field trips, and start a new rock hobby. Call 801-648-5060, or email club@goldenspikegem.org for more information.

Friday is Bike to Work Day. Mike Staten of Ensign Engineering and Land Surveying will host a free workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Riverdale Park, 4360 Parker Drive, Riverdale. It is designed to help those who are interested in cycling to overcome the barriers that keep them from riding. It will be a discussion on safety, convenience, maintenance and other topics. It’s designed for the beginner cyclist or potential beginner cyclist, adults and teens. Meet at the upper bowery. For more information, email mstaten@ensignutah.com or call 801-547-1100.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to join Brigham City Recreation in a Bike Around the Dam at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mantua Reservoir. This bike ride is part of the Sights & Sounds of Brigham City program and is free to participants. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can earn merit badges, belt loops and activity pins. Brigham City Bicycle Committee will be on hand to give your bike a check-up. Walker Cinemas will be providing hotdogs at no cost, but you will have to roast your own. If you have questions, call us at 435-734-6610.


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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.