OGDEN NATURE CENTER
The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street. For more information, please call (801) 621-7595 or visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org.
Wild Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. Free for ONC members, $2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Today's topic is "Close Encounters of the Natural Kind." Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to an ant? Using a microscope you'll get the chance to find out. With the help of one our teacher/naturalists you'll have a close encounter with the natural kind. Meet in the Visitor's Center.
Wasatch Hikers: Group hike today and every Wednesday evening. The goals of the Wednesday evening hikes are to provide a safe hiking environment to those who would like to try hiking, new trails, de-stress, exercise and meet other people in the process. The location and starting time of each hike vary each week. Historically the hikes are attended by men and women, single and married, ages ranging from teenagers to retired. The hikes generally are about two hours in length. We encourage the faster hikers to go first and allow those who want to take their time to do so. The upcoming week's hiking schedule is posted on http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors/. Also, look in the calendar tab on our page under "WasatchHikers" at Facebook.com.
Saturday Morning Hikes: 11 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the top of 22nd Street. For more information, contact Polly at (801) 645-3236.
Easy-Moderate Hikes: 6 p.m. April 27 at Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Meet at top of 36th street.
OGDEN SIERRA CLUB
Geertsen Trail hike: Saturday. Moderate to difficult. The hike begins at Middle Fork Trailhead, Ogden Valley, and goes uphill (north) through open chaparral, juniper, and eventually along small streams coming from Powder Mountain. We may branch off on Shupe Canyon Trail for awhile, depending on group's pleasure. Contact Jock for details at (801) 394-0457.
Bird Walks: 7:30 a.m. today at North Arm Wildlife Viewing Area. Meet at 7:30 at Dylan's (12th & Monroe, Ogden) for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.
April 28: 7:30 a.m. at South Ogden Nature Park. Meet at 7:30 at McDonald's 5745 S. Harrison Blvd.) or at 8 a.m. to carpool.
Field Trip: 5:30 a.m. Saturday. "Leks & Loons by Les". Meet at 5:30 at the DWR
Office (515 E. 5300 S., Ogden). This is our annual trip to the Greater Sage Grouse lek. We will also look for loons at East Canyon Reservoir. We'll end the trip with brunch at the Spring Chicken Inn.
The Beehive Rock and Gem Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Ogden Airport Terminal. Russ Murdoch will show some of the fossils found in Utah, followed by a short showing or table displays of rocks to be found on the club's next two field trips -- to the Henry Mountains, April 29-May 1, and to Dog Valley later in May. The club will also host its annual party. For more information, call (801) 388-3481 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is offering free shooting clinics on May 1 at its Lee Kay Public Shooting Range, located at 6000 W. 2100 South in Salt Lake City. Three different clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to noon: Shotgun shooting, archery, and learning about shooting ranges. Each clinic is limited to the first 20 people who sign up. DWR instruction will provide all necessary equipment, but those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. To register, call (801) 538-4753 or e-mail email@example.com.