Outdoor calendar

Nov 24 2009 - 5:41pm


Wild Wednesdays: Weekly series at 3:30 p.m. Today's topic is "Gobble, Gobble: Wild Wednesdays Celebrates Thanksgiving". Are you a natural gobbler? Test your gobbling skills against the nature center's three resident turkeys (appropriately named Tom, Tommy, and Thomas). Meet in the visitor center. $4 for adults, $3 for seniors over 65, and $2 for children. Members and children under 2 years old are free. Reservations are not required. To register, call (801) 621-7595.

"Wild Autographs". Dec. 2, Can you walk like a bear? Are your feet larger than a skunk's? Get the answers to these questions and learn how to identify the amazing autographs that animals leave behind. Test your new skills and take a walk with a naturalist to identify animal tracks in the snow.

Preschool Discovery Days: 9:30 a.m. today. "Animals and Plants Prepare for Winter." Preschoolers ages 3-5 will migrate through nature in autumn to find out how our feathered friends generate energy during the cold winter months. Birds are not the only things in nature that go through changes in preparation for winter and a hike to the bear den will help your preschooler understand hibernation. Stories, songs and a craft will all be included as your preschooler finds out why trees lose their leaves in the winter.

Photography exhibit and sale by Tiffany Daines: Dec. 2-23. in the visitor center. Regular admission rates: $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults or free for members. Tiffany Daines of Salt Lake City is an award winning landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. To preview her photographs, visit www.naturespixels.com.



Wednesday Morning Hikers: 9 a.m. today. 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. Join us every Wednesday morning through April 1, 2010.



Snowshoe 101: 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at REI Sandy, 10600 S. 230 West. The ease of snowshoeing has led it to become one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Simply strap on a pair and go on a winter hike, backpack, or climb. Join an REI expert as they put on another of our famous "how to" clinics on the basics of snowshoeing. This presentation will also focus on the appropriate selection of gear and the initial skills needed to get you outside and on the trails. If you have ever thought about getting into snowshoeing, this is a great introduction to the sport.

Winter Wildlife Tracking: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at REI Salt Lake City, 3285 E. 3300 South. Join naturalist, educator, author and photographer Bruce Thompson to learn about wildlife in the winter environment, the tracks they leave and how they have adapted to what we consider a "harsh" environment. Bringing a deep sense of wonder and intimate knowledge of our regional mammals, Bruce's photographs, graphics and insights will leave you more enthusiastic than ever to get out into wintertime,



Bird Walk: Today at Ogden Nature Center. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at Village Inn (322 12th St.) for breakfast, or 9 a.m. at the Nature Center for the walk.

Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Ogden Nature Center. All members are welcome.

Bird Walk: Dec. 2 at Willard Bay. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald's (1838 W. 2700 N., Farr West, east of I-15, Exit #349) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool.



Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is inviting the public to stop by and "Meet the Manager" on Saturday. Refuge Manager Bob Barrett will be staffing the information desk in the Wildlife Education Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity for refuge visitors, friends and neighbors to stop by, meet Bob, ask questions or discuss ideas or suggestions you may have. All topics are welcome. Barrett, as well as other refuge staff, are happy to discuss or respond to public inquiries at any time. Contact the refuge at (435) 723-5887 weekdays during business hours or e-mail bearriver@fws.gov.

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