Giving Tuesday goal reached

The Howard County Conservancy thanks all who contributed this #GivingTuesday to support and expand our Youth Climate Institute. We exceeded our fundraising goal, and those funds were matched by our generous sponsor, Howard Hughes. All donations will help high school...

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Keaton Culp

Carolyn Keaton Culp, who started volunteering with the Conservancy after finishing her Master Naturalist training in 2022, has worked as a volunteer leading hikes and field trips and aiding with our public programs. "I love taking nature walks and exploring the...

Spotted at the Conservancy: Spun glass slug caterpillar

The moth that matures from this caterpillar is fairly pedestrian-looking, a silvery beige with some brown spots. But the caterpillar, which Bonnie Ott photographed last month, is spectacular, nearly transparent and covered in spiny hairs. The caterpillars feed on the...

Spotted at the Conservancy: Juvenile red-shouldered hawk

This awkward bundle of feathers will soon grow into a majestic red-shouldered hawk. Kurt Schwarz photographed this puffy teenager on Sept. 19 near the stone wall that runs from Montjoy Barn down to the stream. He believes this hawk is the offspring of the mated pair...

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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.

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