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Special Events

Creatures of the Night

Two crazy nights of outdoor fun, without fright!  Friday & Saturday, Oct. 24 & 25, 5-8 pm / All ages. Put on your costumes, bring your flashlights and come have some Halloween fun at the Ogden Nature Center.  Learn about nocturnal animals, play games, hear stories & songs, make nature crafts and hear trailside tales at the campfire. Creatures of the Night is all about education and outdoor adventures. Cost: $5 members of the Ogden Nature Center / $6 nonmembers Here are some of the things you can see and do at Creatures of the Night: • Take a crepuscular creep (early night-time) along the trails where you’ll meet the Ogden Nature Center staff transformed into native animals, each with a tale to tell! • Meet live owls, snakes, toads and spiders. • Enjoy trailside tales & a campfire, face painting & carnival games. • Make fall nature crafts that you can take home. • Check out the hilarious house of hoots!  • Explore the bat cave. • Go through a spider web crawl. • Food vendors. • Costumes and flashlights are welcome.  Children must be with an adult.  Dress for the weather.  This event will be held rain or…

It's Time To Build Birdhouses!

Entries due March 23-28, 2015. The Ogden Nature Center presents its 22nd Annual Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit. The competition encourages creative, functional, environmentally friendly & durable backyard habitats for birds.  The Nature Center's famous Birdhouse Trail is lined with whimsical, classy, and creative birdhouses. All ages may enter up to two birdhouses, and there is no entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded and several of the birdhouses will be chosen to be displayed along birdhouse trail through the summer months. Please read more for contest details, birdhouse specs and an official entry form.