Outdoor calendar - September 26

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September 26, 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 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/ $2 children/ $3 seniors/ $4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. All ages welcome. Today’s topic is “Fall into Autumn.” Fall has arrived! Help the Ogden Nature Center bring in the new season as we learn how animals and plants adapt to a changing environment of less sunlight and cooler temperatures. Remember to wear your best flannel shirt!

Preschool Discovery Days — Leaves and Trees: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Thursday. $5 per child/parent members, $6 per child/parent non-members. General admission rates apply to all other family members. Ages 3-5. Pre-registration required. Call 801-621-7595 to register. Discover the many things we use each day that come from trees! Race samara “helicopters,” play leaf tag and learn about the palms, teeth, veins, and needles of Earth’s tallest, oldest, and largest organisms.


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. Our creed is exercise is good for the body, mind and soul. The trails in the area are better than the gym. So if you want a group to hang with, or just have time for just one hike, we look forward to meeting a new friend. For information on our next outing visit: http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors/ and check the calendar under the meetups tab.

Singles Mingles Hikes: If you’re 45 years old or older, single, and want to mingle…come join Polly on a wonderful series of trail outings. These outings are on most Thursdays at 6 p.m. and won’t last longer than two hours. Outings will run until Sept. 29. This is a great way to meet other singles in the area and enjoy nature together. To register and for location, please call Polly at 801-645-3236.


Wellsville Mountains hike: Saturday. The Deep Canyon Trail ascends rapidly and steadily for about three miles to the divide of the Wellsville Mountains at approximately 8,100 feet. The total elevation gain nears 3,000 feet. Some past hikers have dubbed the Wellsvilles the steepest range on earth, and new hikers will soon become believers. This range reportedly has more raptors winging by during migratory season than any other in America. Bring lunch and water. Call Joanie at 801-399-0034 for more information.


Bird Walks: Today at Fort Buenaventura. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at McDonald’s (1111 Washington Blvd.) for breakfast or 8:30 a.m. at the Fort.

Utah Audubon Council: Saturday and Sunday. Saturday 9 a.m. field trip/6-8 p.m. potluck and program. Sunday 8 a.m.-noon business meeting. See flyer on WAS website or call John Bellmon at 801-444-3704 for more detail.

Board Meeting: The board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. All members are welcome.


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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.