OGDEN NATURE CENTER
Wild Wednesdays: Today at 3:30 p.m. "Going Green: A Special St. Patrick's Day Program". Green is the theme for our St. Patrick's Day program. Once again it's time to get your green on and discover why so many things in nature are green. Go on a scavenger hunt around the Ogden Nature Center searching for all things green. If you look hard enough you might find a leprechaun. Meet in the Visitor Center.
Preschool Discovery Days: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. March 22 and 23. The topic is "Roots, Shoots, Spring and Sprouts". $4 per child/adult chaperones are free. For ages three to five. Whether green and growing, newly hatched, or shaky legs upon hooves setting out for the first time, appreciate your own growth and development in the mirror of nature. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Please call (801) 621-7595 to pre-register.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 17th Annual Birdhouse Competition. Birdhouse entries are due March 29 through 4 p.m. April 3. Awards presentation will be 5:30 p.m. April 14. Exhibit Showing on Birdhouse Trail: April 17-Aug. 31. Nature lovers, designers, artists, craftspeople and others who give a hoot about birds are invited to enter hand-crafted birdhouses. Each entrant may enter up to two original works, and there is no entry fee. Birdhouse entries range from functional to wildly whimsical. For complete guidelines, entry forms or more information, please call (801) 621-7595 or visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org. Special thanks to the Utah Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued sponsorship.
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.
Sharman Apt Russell Author Dinner Event: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Timbermine Restaurant. Russell is a native of the American Southwest where she currently is a professor in the Humanities Department at Western New Mexico University in Silver City teaching all levels of writing.
OGDEN SIERRA CLUB
Hiking in the Moab area: Saturday and Sunday. Call Larry at (801) 731-3701 for more information about the hikes and lodging. This is the weekend of the Canyonlands Half Marathon, so lodging reservations need to be made early.
Bird Walks: Today at Perry Nature Park. Meet at 8 a.m. at McDonald's (Washington Blvd. & 2600 North, North Ogden) for breakfast or at 8:30 to carpool.
Field Trip: 8 a.m. Saturday at Blue Creek Reservoir, Howell Valley, and Salt Creek. Meet at Ogden Harmon's (2nd Street) at 8 a.m. Bring a lunch and water. Target birds will be raptors. This will probably be our last chance to see rough-legged hawks until next winter.
St. Smedy's Day: 8 p.m. Friday at Kamikazes, 2404 Adams Ave., Ogden. Live music and prize raffle for an avalanche beacon. $10 entry and one raffle ticket, additional raffle tickets $10 each. All proceeds used to promote backcountry safety awareness and purchase beacons for Beacons for Everyone, a nonprofit created in honor of Ryan Smedley, a snowboarder who died in an avalanche on Mt. Allen in March 2006.