Buzz by Pollinator Fest

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

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

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...
Building Woodland Fairy Houses

Building Woodland Fairy Houses

Jul 27 / 9 a.m. / FREE 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 Conservancy’s Belmont pine tree lined meadow. The magic of this row of pines will surely bring the...
Fiddlers and Fireflies

Fiddlers and Fireflies

Jul 11/ 6 p.m. / $10 per car Join us for an evening of music and joy! Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musicians perform...
Seeking preschool space

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....
Save the Date: August Weekend Butterfly Walk

Save the Date: August Weekend Butterfly Walk

Aug 24 / 10:30am / FREE It’s our favorite time of the year because the butterflies are here! Join butterfly guides from the Howard County Bird Club for a walk around our Mt. Pleasant trails and gardens to learn butterfly identification tips and tricks and see what...
Save the Date: August Weekend Butterfly Walk

Save the Date: August Weekend Butterfly Walk

Aug 10 / 10:30am / FREE It’s our favorite time of the year because the butterflies are here! Join butterfly guides from the Howard County Bird Club for a walk around our Mt. Pleasant trails and gardens to learn butterfly identification tips and tricks and see what...
Save the Date: July Weekday Butterfly Walk

Save the Date: July Weekday Butterfly Walk

Jul 23 / 10:30am / FREE It’s our favorite time of the year because the butterflies are here! Join butterfly guides from the Howard County Bird Club for a walk around our Mt. Pleasant trails and gardens to learn butterfly identification tips and tricks and see what...
July Weekend Butterfly Walk

July Weekend Butterfly Walk

Jul 13 / 10:30 am / FREE It’s our favorite time of the year because the butterflies are here! Join butterfly guides from the Howard County Bird Club for a walk around our Mt. Pleasant trails and gardens to learn butterfly identification tips and tricks and see what...