Outdoors calendar

January 19, 2010
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Wild Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. today. "Endangered in Utah". With the help of Des Ta Te, our bald eagle and Laser, our desert tortoise, discover what it means to be an endangered species. Learn what causes animals and plants to become endangered and go extinct and what you can do to help.
Recycled Mitten Making: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26. Come create the perfect winter accessory. These stylish winter mittens are warm, cozy and Earth friendly. We will walk you through the simple art of mitten making from recycled wool. All supplies will be provided and you will take home your very own pair of mittens. Please bring a sewing machine and scissor if possible. Some sewing machines will be provided. Space is limited. Register by calling (801) 621-7595 by Jan. 22.
Wednesday Morning Hikers: 9 a.m. today and every Wednesday morning through April 1. These outings are open to everyone including families of all ages. A sled will be provided for young ones during snow season. Be prepared to snowshoe, if necessary. For outing location, please call Tracey at (801) 776-1713. Please leave a message if she doesn't answer.
Hound Hikes: 9 a.m. Saturday. Great exercise for you and your furry friend. Bring a leash, poop bags, water (for you and poochy), and a good attitude. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. For questions and meeting locations, please call Krista at (801) 391-2222.
Bird Walks: Today at Riverdale Parkway. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at McDonald's (Riverdale Road & 900 West) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. at trip starting point (From Riverdale Road, north on 700 West for two blocks, right on 4300 South, right on 600 West to lot).
Field Trip: Saturday at Hardware Ranch and Willow Park Zoo. Meet at Harmon's (2nd Street, Ogden) between 6:45 and 7 a.m. Marni Lee, the ranch's assistant manager, will take us to see the elk by wagon. Cost is $5 per person. After the ranch we'll visit the Willow Park Zoo in Logan, which has a good collection of birds that we don't normally see. The zoo does not charge an entrance fee, but does ask for a donation (minimum of $1). After the zoo, we'll have lunch. In case of bad weather, we'll bird in the Ogden area.
Friday film: "The National Parks: The New Creation". The film, by Ken Burns, unfolds the story of the integration of National Parks into the National Wilderness Preservation System. 6-8 p.m., free.
Environmental Education Open House: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free. Come take a look at resources, activities, and training for advancing environmental education in your youth groups.
As part of National Learn a Snow Sport Month, 32 states are offering free or discounted ski, snowboard, and cross-country ski or snowshoe lessons throughout the month of January. Ski Utah is offering beginner deals for Utah locals at ski resorts throughtout the state with its Lucky 13 promotion. To view a complete list of Lucky 13 offerings in Utah, visit www.skiutah.com/winter/locals/lucky_13/.


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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.