Outdoors calendar - May 30-June 5

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
May 29, 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 “Accipiters — Aces of the Forest.” Sharpies! Coops! Goshawks! Utah is home to these three types of Accipiters, also known as the true hawks. Meet the Ogden Nature Center’s own goshawk and discover how Accipiters survive in the forests.

Preschool Discovery Days — Floats & Fins & Things That Swim: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Thursday. $5 child/adult pair for non-members, $4 child/adult pair for members. General admission fees apply to additional family members. A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent must be paid in advance for groups of five children or more. Pre-registration is required. Ages 3-5. Try finding a frog or spotting a turtle as we explore the world of creatures that swim. Time will be spent inside as well as outside, enjoying fishy stories and making a fish magnet to take home. Outside exploration of pond life will be included.


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.

National Trails Day Celebration: 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, 4600 South Weber River Drive, Riverdale. We will be celebrating the newly restored section of the Weber River near Riverdale. Join us for a morning of fun in the sun with food, live music, and plenty of activities and events for all ages. This is also the kick off of our annual Step-It-Up contest. All participants will receive a trail map and a free pedometer to track steps all summer long.


Bird Walks: Today at East Mountain Wilderness Park, Kaysville. Meet at McDonalds (5745 S. Harrison Blvd., South Ogden) for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.

June 6: Sherwood Hills. Meet at McDonalds (1838 W. 2700 North, just east of Exit 349 on I-15) for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.

Board Meeting: 7 p.m. June 5 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. All members are welcome.


Summer Summit Series hike: 7 a.m. Sunday. Lewis Peak via South Skyline Trail. A moderate, non-technical hike. Meet at the top of North Ogden Divide in the parking lot. For more information, please e-mail Brandon at ogdenoutdooradventure@gmail.com.


A fundraiser for the Utah division of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association will be held June at the Rice-Eccles Stadium Varsity Room in Salt Lake City. The event will feature a cocktail hour and dinner with a program by two-time Olympian and national champion Todd Wells. Silent and live auctions during the evening will feature everything from complete high-end mountain bikes to entries into some of Utah’s most popular, sold-out races. Scholarships for both individual students and grants for teams are designed to cover entrance fees, assist with the purchase of cycling-specific apparel and provide bikes to students or teams in need. For more information, visit www.utahmtb.org. Individual tickets start at $65. To purchase tickets, visit www.utahmtb.org/events/cyclefest.

— Standard-Examiner staff


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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.