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December 2019

Natural Holiday Sale

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Come enjoy our annual Holiday Sale- fun for the whole family! Browse locally crafted natural gifts while enjoying music and refreshments. Children will enjoy creating whimsical critters from cones, pods and seed heads with the help of our naturalists! 2019 Vendors include: Caldron Crafts, Chesapeake Sea Glass Mosaics, Cross County Garden Club, Dorsey Hall Garden Club, Ellicott City Sauce Company and Vill's Dills, Forever Favorites, Ginger's Mixed Media, Greenbridge Pottery, Howard County Beekeepers, Magnor Natural Beauty Products, Maloney Photography, Neat…

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Belmont Manor Holiday Open House

December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont Manor, 6555 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join Belmont Manor and the Howard County Conservancy and take a step back in time to celebrate the holidays. Take a self-guided tour to explore the ca. 1738 Belmont Manor. This 18th century Manor, surrounded by historic outbuildings and a cemetery on 68 acres of farmland, is adorned for the holiday season with greens and other period decorations throughout the entire first floor. Enjoy period music and colonial reenactors as you stroll through the magnificently adorned rooms. Pick up a…

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January 2020

Sustainability Legislative Breakfast / FREE

January 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Howard Community College, 5000 Campus Drive
Columbia, MD 21044 United States
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Space limited, advance registration required. Free, donations support the 2020 Green Apple Teacher Awards.  REGISTER NOW!

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CANCELED: Citizen Science Birding / FREE

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Due to the inclement weather forecast, this program has been canceled. ,Who nests near you? How you can contribute to MD's Atlas of Breeding Birds! Join the Conservancy, David Ziolkowski & Sue Muller to find out!  Wildlife enthusiasts all across Maryland are readying for the start of an exciting and ambitious effort to map the distribution of our state's 200+ species of breeding birds.  It has been nearly two decades since this was last done and much has changed for…

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The Fascinating World of the Native Bee / FREE

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Bee

The news has been abuzz about honey bees, but how well do you know the over 400 species of native bees that call Maryland their home? This presentation, with Natalia Zacharin, will cover an introduction to the native bees we will find in our very own backyards, what amazing traits they have, the incredible co-evolutionary relationship between native bees and native wildflowers, and why their very existence is crucial. In an era of over-information and incorrect information, learn which plants…

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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.