Outdoor calendar - October 17

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
October 17, 2012
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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

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 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/ $2 children/ $3 seniors/ $4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. Today’s topic is “Scaly Tales.” Have you ever wondered what a snake feels like? What about a tortoise shell? Come find out and get an up close look at the Ogden Nature Center’s resident reptiles. Learn what makes reptiles so special in the animal world with a threatened Desert Tortoise and a Great Basin Gopher Snake.

Creatures of the Night: 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5 members/ $6 non-members. All ages welcome. The Ogden Nature Center education staff presents this not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family. Learn about native, nocturnal creatures like owls, bats, spiders and toads. Take a crepuscular creep around the nature preserve where you’ll meet and learn from some “wild” characters. Make fun fall nature crafts, get down low at the spider web crawl, enjoy face painting, carnival games and more.

WEBER PATHWAYS

Wednesday Night Hikes: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights throughout the month. Locations vary. Please refer to www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors or email wasatchhikers@gmail.com for more info.

WASATCH AUDUBON

Bird Walks: Today at Riverdale Parkway. Meet at McDonald’s (Riverdale Road and 900 West) at 8 a.m. for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to car pool. We’ll drive north on 700 West for two blocks, then right on 600 West to the parking lot.

Oct. 24: 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.

Field Trip: Saturday at Antelope Island Causeway and Garr Ranch. The Causeway and the Ranch are the best places to bird in Northern Utah. Meet at the parking lot south of McDonald’s in Riverdale (Riverdale Road and 900 West) at 8 a.m. or at the Causeway Kiosk at 8:30 a.m. Bring a lunch and water. RSVP to Les Talbot at 801-589-2591.

MISCELLANEOUS

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Wattis-Dumke Room at Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. This month’s meeting features a geology of caves DVD and elections for 2013 officers. Guests are always welcome. Questions? Call 801-648-5060, e-mail club@goldenspikegem.org or visit www.goldenspikegem.org.

The Ogden premier of Warren Miller Entertainment’s new film, “Flow State,” will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Following the world premier in Salt Lake City on Friday, “Flow State” will be shown in Ogden at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24 and 25. In Ogden, tickets are on sale at Alpine Sports, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, (801) 689-8700, and online at www.egyptiantheaterogden.com.

Utah State Parks and Recreation is seeking two representatives to serve on the Utah Recreational Trails Advisory Council, specifically representing the interests of Nordic skiers and hikers. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Oct. 22. For more information or to apply, please contact Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Coordinator Chris Haller at chrishaller@utah.gov or 801-349-0487.

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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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