Friday, January 24, 2014

February Activities at The Ogden Nature Center

The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden, Utah. More details can be found online at .  For questions or to register for classes, please call 801-621-7595.

Preschool Discovery Days: Mammals In Winter
Choose a date and time:
Monday, February 3, or Tuesday, February 4
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm
Ages: 3-5
Discover who is hiding under the snow as you learn nature’s secrets to who, what, when, where and how animals move around in winter. Try your hand at sledding and snowman making as you play in our winter wonderland.
Preschool admission price includes 1 child and 1 adult. Preschool teachers/aides are free with participating class. General admission fees will apply to any additional family members in attendance. A non-refundable deposit of 50% must be paid in advance to pre-register groups of 5 children or more. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will only be accepted if space is available. Classes may be canceled due to low attendance. Please call 801-621-7595 for more information and to sign up.

PueoColorWild Wednesdays: Owl Tales
Wednesday, February 5 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members, $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Are owls really wise?  Get the answer to that question and more as we meet two different Ogden Nature Center owls and decode the mysteries that surround these amazing birds.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Nature Is for Lovers
Friday, February 7 from 7 - 9 pm
$35 members / $40 non-members
Ages: 21 and older only
Come to the Ogden Nature Center for an evening of wine and desserts and learn about love wildlife style! Play a fun couples guessing game about animal and plant mating rituals, meet one of February’s feathered lovers and take an optional romantic night walk around the Ogden Nature Center trails. Space is limited and spots fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required to 801-621-7595. Please rsvp by 4 pm on Thursday, February 6.

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Snowy Tree Tour presented by TreeUtah
Saturday, February 8 at 10 am – 12 noon
$5 members/ $6 non-members
Ages: Adults and families with children ages 8+
February is a great time to strap on your warmest boots and bundle up to explore the wintry wonders just outside your door. During this two hour walk we’ll identify trees found at the Ogden Nature Center and discuss how they impact wildlife and our daily lives.  This activity will be led by a TreeUtah naturalist.  Please pre-register at 801-621-7595.

Dark Eyed JuncoThe Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
Friday, February 14 through Monday, Feb. 17 during Ogden Nature Center hours
Admission is free for bird counters!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a national citizen science event.  The Ogden Nature Center will be listed as a site on the GBBC website. Community members are invited to come to the Ogden Nature Center to count the numbers and species of birds they see. Pick up a checklist from the Visitor Services desk then choose a place to bird for at least 15 minutes. When you are done birding, please leave your bird counts with the front desk for recording purposes.  This is a self-guided activity.

Tortoise (2)Wild Wednesdays: Wild Romance: A Special Valentines Day Program
Wednesday, February 12 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members, $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Have you ever wondered if animals flirt with one another?  Come find out during this special Valentine’s Day program.  Meet some of the Ogden Nature Center’s resident birds and reptiles and discover the unique ways these animals attract a partner.  Then help us make nature themed Valentines for the birds. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Scout Saturday
Saturday, February 15
Choose a time and a program or attend all three
9 am – Native vs. Invasive
10 am – Conservation
11 am – Venomous Reptiles
Cost: $5 per scout / per program
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities.  Have an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist help your scout pass off badge requirements during a 45-minute class. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit required. Please RSVP to 801-621-7595.  For more information refer to

Seed Swap hosted by the Ogden Seed Exchange
Saturday, February 15 from 11 am – 1 pm, Mini workshop at 11 am
Free admission / donations to the Ogden Nature Center gratefully accepted
Ages: All ages
Bring open pollinated and/or heirloom seeds to trade.  Be sure to bring extra envelopes or bags for your trade or purchases.  You do not have to bring your own seeds to participate. Some seeds will be for sale as well.

FerretWild Wednesdays: Stinky Tales – Badgers, Otters, & Ferrets –Oh My!
Wednesday, February 19 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members, $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Investigate the smelly world of mustelids. Explore a local endangered mustelid and find out why the skunk, although smelly, doesn’t fit in this group anymore. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Who’s a Buteo
Wednesday, February 26 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members, $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Meet Sampson the Red-tail Hawk and discover what makes a buteo a buteo. Then watch Sampson take flight and observe firsthand how buteos differ from all other raptors.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

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