OGDEN NATURE CENTER
Photography exhibit and sale by Tiffany Daines: Runs through Dec. 23 in the visitor center. Regular admission is $2 for children, $3 for seniors, $4 for adults, free for members. To preview Daines' work, visit www.naturespixels.com.
Wild Wednesdays: Weekly series at 3:30 p.m. Today's topic is "Hiding Habitats: Forests & Prairies". Guided habitat walk -- meet Samson the red-tailed hawk and learn about the places he calls home. Meet in the visitor center. $2 children, $3 seniors and $4 adults. Free for members. Reservations are not required. To register, call (801) 621-7595.
For a list of all Weber Pathways free, guided outings, visit www.weberpathways.org and view events calendar.
Wednesday Morning Hikes: 9 a.m. today. Families welcome. Join us every Wednesday morning through April 1, 2010. These outings are open to everyone. 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.
Saturday Morning Hikes: 11 a.m. Saturday. Join us on some great fall and winter hikes.Please dress warm; wear warm and waterproof boots. For those interested, we may grab a bite to eat after. For locations and more information, please call Poll at (801) 645-3236.
OGDEN SIERRA CLUB
Cross-country ski and snowshoe clinic: 10 a.m. Saturday. Two-hour instruction on technique in the field for beginner and intermediate skiers Must come equipped. Suggested donation: $10. Meet at North Fork Park. For more information, call Jock at (801) 394-0457.
Bird Walk: Today at Riverdale Parkway. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald's (Riverdale Road & 900 West) for breakfast, or at 9 a.m. at the trip starting point (from Riverdale Road, north on 700 West for two blocks, right on 4300 South, right on 600 West to parking lot).
WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St.). Speaker Keith Evans discusses winter birding.
Snowshoe 101: 7 p.m. today at Salt Lake City store (3285 E. 3300 South). Join Tim Coats of Tubbs Snowshoes for this presentation, which will focus on the appropriate selection of gear and the initial skills needed to get you outside and on the trails. A great introduction to the sport.
Avalanche Awareness: 7 p.m. Thursday at Sandy store (10600 S. 230 West). The presentation will then focus on instruction on the basics of how to recognize avalanche terrain and obvious signs of instability, safe travel practices, basics of avalanche rescue equipment and self-rescue procedures, and where to obtain information about current avalanche conditions.
Avalanche Awareness: 7 p.m. Thursday at Canyon Sports in Riverdale (4598 S. 700 West). Anyone who ventures into the mountains in the winter should know basic avalanche safety. "Know Before You Go" is a free 50-minute presentation from the Utah Avalanche Center. Call (801) 621-4662 for more information.
Antelope Island State Park hosts "Legends by Firelight" from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Join us for an evening of oral tradition and learn how jackrabbit got his large ears, why coyote is so tricky, and other American Indian myths and legends. Bring marshmallows and sticks if desired.
Willard Bay State Park hosts "Fantasy at the Bay", a drive-through holiday light display, through Dec. 31. Display hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m. and admission is $7 per vehicle. Utah State Park annual passes are not valid during light display hours. Visitors may drive through the display or ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon at no additional cost. A concession service sells hot food and drinks. The park is accessed from I-15 via exit 357. For more information, call (435) 734-9294, (435) 237-9506 or (435) 734-9494.