Buzz by Pollinator Fest

Pollinator Fest celebrates the butterflies, moths, bats, birds and bees that pollinate our world. Join us to learn about these fascinating, essential critters and for seed giveaways, a nature book swap, native garden tours, plant sales, beekeeper information, games...

Volunteer spotlight: Marti Ellerbrock

When spring arrives, Marti Ellerbrock prepares for field trip season by putting on her sturdy shoes, raincoat and enthusiastic smile. No matter the weather, Ellerbrock cheerfully leads giggling groups of elementary and secondary students on hikes through our grounds....

Spotted at the Conservancy: Shy cosmet moth

Dave Webb of the Maryland Biodiversity Project found this shy cosmet moth caterpillar in the seedhead of a cattail. Over the winter, the caterpillar eats the cattail seeds, shelters in the plant and is protected from predators in its soft, cozy home. When June...

Seeking preschool space

The Conservancy's Nature Preschool is flying high as a kite. The county government gave us a grant to find a location where we can expand our preschool, since we have more than 100 families on the waiting list for our nature-based early childhood education. We're...

Education. Preservation. Stewardship

More than 35,000 people connect to nature each year through our environmental education programs for schools, families, children and adults. Our Mt. Pleasant Farmstead features 232-acres and 5 miles of trails for FREE, open dawn to dusk daily.

Three children digging and helping plant trees

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