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July 2020

Insect defense, all about ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Hide in plain sight. Wear dazzling colors to warn hungry predators to stay away or else. Flash large scary eyes to trick your enemy into believing you are something you are not. Sting, bite, pinch, or squirt nasty chemicals on your attackers. Come and learn some of the tricks insects use to stay alive with expert entomologist Mike Raupp.  Simply visit the Conservancy’s Facebook page at 11 am to join us! Photo by Bonnie Ott.

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Finding Home: Getting to Know the Plants and Animals In Your Own Backyard

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Nancy Lawson, the Humane Gardener, will share strategies for learning to see your habitat from the perspective of our wild neighbors and tips for cultivating a habitat for all. Simply visit the Conservancy’s Facebook page at 11 am to join us!

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August 2020

Treemendous Trees

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Join us to learn about Maryland’s native trees (and maybe a few native to other places too) with Wanda MacLachlan, University of Maryland Extension. Come discover the importance of trees in our ecosystem and learn how to identify some common trees on your next adventure! Simply visit the Conservancy’s Facebook page at 11 am to join us! This program is generously sponsored by Patapsco Heritage Greenway  

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Wild Walks: Tree-mendous Trek

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on August 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Hike the woodlands of Mt. Pleasant farmstead viewing and identifying numerous plant and tree species with a naturalist. Along the way your guide will point out animal habitats and (hopefully) their residents. Visit the newly renovated Hodge Podge Lodge of PBS fame, our beehives, “Champion” White Oak and other fascinating trees. This walk is somewhat strenuous and requires good walking shoes. Approx. 1 hr 15 min in length. Hike Difficulty- 4 stars out of 5. $10 suggested donation per person,…

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Wild Walks: Gardens Galore

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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One event on August 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Beautiful gardens can be found among the 232 historic acres at Mt Pleasant farmstead. Come learn the fascinating history of the farm and take an easy walk to visit numerous plantings throughout the grounds. Choose from our community garden, our bee hives and pollinator garden, Master Gardeners’ garden, Native Honors garden, Farmhouse Kitchen garden and more! Say hello to the goats and chickens too! Your guide will arrange for stops on your walk based upon your interests. Approx. 1 hr…

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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.