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June 2021

Wild Walk: Explore the landscape

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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One event on May 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on June 22, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on July 8, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on August 19, 2021 at 9:30 am

Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Join a small group, naturalist led walk of our Mt. Pleasant farmstead and see what you can discover! Topics vary on different dates and Wild Walks are fun for the whole family and can be adapted to engage all ages! $10 per person. 48 hr Advance registration is required and all social distancing guidelines must be followed.  REGISTER NOW

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A Beginners Guide to Bee Identification and Appreciation with Heather Holm

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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With over 800 bee species in eastern North America, how does one learn to identify one bee from all these possibilities? Heather will highlight common bee groups and genera, and provide some identification tips and techniques so you can start to hone your bee identification skills. Her presentation will also cover the life cycle, seasonality, and nesting strategies of the different bee groups and genera featured, and highlight some unique plant relationships, including native plant specializations. Heather Holm is a biologist, pollinator…

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July 2021

Wild Walk: Living on the Land, a History of Mt. Pleasant

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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One event on June 5, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on July 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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farmhouse by Geoff Lawrence Photography

Join a small group, naturalist led walk of our Mt. Pleasant farmstead and see what you can discover! Topics vary on different dates and Wild Walks are fun for the whole family and can be adapted to engage all ages! $10 per person. 48 hr Advance registration is required and all social distancing guidelines must be followed. Register now! Farmhouse photo by Geoff Lawrence Photography

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Butterfly ID Walk

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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One event on July 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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It's summertime -- the butterflies are flying! Join a naturalists with the Howard County Bird Club for a walk around our gardens to learn how to identify some common beautiful butterflies. This is a beginning level walk appropriate for adults and children 10+ accompanied by an adult. $10 per person. Space limited, advance registration required. Register now!

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Building Woodland Fairy Houses

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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In the spirit of “Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the woodland and stream edges at Belmont with Conservancy naturalists.  We will have bark, twigs, cones and nuts as “natural construction materials.”  Before you come, feel free to grab a basket and take a walk with your children to hunt for other natural building materials near your home – and bring them with you (no artificial decor, please).…

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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.