Outdoor calendar - May 9

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
May 9, 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. All ages welcome. Today’s topic is “Hiding Habitats: Wetlands and Ponds.” Meet Pueo the Short-eared Owl and learn about the wetlands that he calls home. Play a wetland game with the help of a teacher/naturalist, and venture out on the Nature Center’s trails to look for signs of wildlife in and around the ponds.

Fly with the Flock 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. Saturday. Day-of registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., but is limited to space still available. Cost of registration is $27 for adults and $16 for kids. Breakfast, a t-shirt, an up-cycled goodie bag and prize drawings are all included. Run or walk and enjoy a yummy breakfast to benefit the Ogden Nature Center. With options for a 5K, a 2.5K for kids (12 and under) and for the little ones, a 100-foot kids’ dash with every dasher winning a tree-cookie medal.

Wild & Edible Foraging Walk: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $3 for ONC members/$5 for non-members. Ages 10 and up. Come out for a walk and wild snack during the spring salad season. Join staff botanist Cheyenne Herland and James Magruder, a volunteer naturalist for Weber Pathways and local wild foods forager, for a walk to identify and collect spring greens. We’ll then enjoy a dish created from the foods we’ve found. To reserve your spot, call 801-621-7595 to pre-register and pay by 2 p.m. May 11.


Wasatch Hikers: Wednesday evening hiking group can be found every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. hiking a different trail in the Ogden area. Tonight’s hike will be to Mount Ogden Overlook. The hike is about 5.3 miles round-trip and is rated at moderate to moderately strenuous with an elevation gain of 700 to 800 feet. Meet at the Lower Snowbasin parking lot, 3925 Snowbasin Road.


Friday Night Lights hike: 7 p.m. Friday. We’ll hike up Beus Canyon and follow the Bonneville Shoreline trail past Strong, Waterfall, and Taylor Canyons. We will end the evening trek at the 21st Street Trailhead. The night lights are stunning. It will be about 2.5 hours and 4.5 miles. Call Larry at 801-690-4335 for meeting place.


Bird Walks: Today at Swanson Environmental Center. Meet at 8 a.m. at McDonald’s (Washington Boulevard & 2600 North, North Ogden) for breakfast or at 8:30 am to carpool.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. May 15 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. Jolene Rose, Antelope Island State Park wildlife biologist, will present “Re-introducing Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse to Antelope Island State Park.”


Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The refuge will have bird games, crafts and movies available, all for free. It will also be offering one small kids birding tour for children aged 6-13 and their families. Please register with Jason at 435.734.6444.

The day’s festivities will also be celebrating the 2012 Utah Junior Duck Stamp program with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Please call 435.723.5887 for more information.


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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.