Outdoor calendar - May 29

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May 28, 2013
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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

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 “Shorebirds 101.” Get up close and personal with Einstein, the Ogden Nature Center’s resident American White Pelican, whose beak can hold more than his belly can. Learn about the special adaptations that shorebirds have. Discuss the importance of the Great Salt Lake and learn about the different shorebirds that call Utah home.

June 5: “Endangered in Utah.” With the help of Des Ta Te, the Ogden Nature Center’s Bald Eagle, and Laser the Desert Tortoise, discover what it means to be an endangered species. Learn what causes animals and plants to become endangered and what you can do to help.

Preschool Discovery Days — Roots, Shoots, Springs and Sprouts: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday. $5 members/$6 non-members/$5 per child for preschool groups over five. Come celebrate all things new at the Ogden Nature Center. Whether green and growing, newly hatched, or shaky legs upon hooves setting out for the first time, appreciate your own growth and development in the mirror of nature. Call for more information or to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

WEBER PATHWAYS

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.

Progressive Saturday Hiking Series: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at 29th Street Trailhead in Ogden. We will be warming up the series by making our way to a rock outcropping overlooking Ogden. This hike is approximately 2.2 miles. Remember to bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat. Sign up for the class online at http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors/members/7693539/. If you have any questions, email Jami at jamifc@aol.com.

Science Hikes: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Birch Creek Trail. Our Earth is a very dynamic planet that is constantly changing over time. On this hike the geology leader will share visible evidence of how rock and dirt are able to flow, slide, slump or creep along our mountain front. You will also become acquainted with the dangers of landslides in the surrounding area. Email outreach@weberpathways.org for more information.

OGDEN SIERRA CLUB

New East Bench Trail Hike: 9 a.m. Sunday. Jock will lead a hike along the newly engineered East Bench Trail heading north from the mouth of Ogden Canyon. Meet at Rainbow Gardens at 9 a.m. Bring water and a snack.

WASATCH AUDUBON

Bird Walks: Today at Sherwood Hills. Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, just east of Exit 349 on I-15) at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.

June 5: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, just east of Exit 349 on I-15) at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool. We’ll bird the paved road (West Forest Street) and then drive the auto tour loop.

Board Meeting: 7 p.m. June 4. at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. All members welcome to attend.

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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

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.

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