A Turtle Love Fest

A Turtle Love Fest

Tell someone special “I turtley love you” this Valentine’s day! Show them AND our terrapins (Torope and Katrina) some love with our Valentine’s fundraiser. Enjoy a spe-shell card, a custom sponsorship certificate and a large dark chocolate...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Spotted at the Conservancy: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

The yellow-bellied sapsucker, which spends summers in Canada, visits Maryland in winter. Sapsuckers have been drilling telltale rows of holes in trees around Conservancy property. Bonnie Ott spotted a few of the robin-sized woodpeckers, which drink sugary sap from the...
Nature Center closed for repairs, grounds & trails open

Nature Center closed for repairs, grounds & trails open

During the bitter cold spell in December, all three floors of our environmental education center were flooded. Our loss is great, but we are grateful to our community and dedicated to our mission. In addition to floors and ceilings on all levels of the building, we...
Wishing you a greener new year

Wishing you a greener new year

The Conservancy wishes you a wonderful new year. With 365 new dawns ahead of you in 2023, take time to absorb nature, glimpse a hawk in a tree or spot a spiderweb laced with dew. This year, more than 41,000 people were connected to nature through the...
Nature Center closed for repairs, grounds & trails open

Give to fund flood recovery and operations

During the bitter cold spell this week, all three floors of our environmental education center were flooded. Our loss is great, but we are grateful to our community and dedicated to our mission. In addition to floors and ceilings on all levels of the building, we lost...
A Watershed Moment

A Watershed Moment

The Conservancy was honored to contribute to the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training program. Our two NOAA B-WET grants have engaged more than 50,000 Howard County middle and...
School’s Out registration opens

School’s Out registration opens

Give them the thrill of discovery on days off from school. Registration is now open for the Conservancy’s School’s Out programs, which offer your child the chance to discover nature, including what’s inside an owl pellet! With a full day of nature...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Beavers

Spotted at the Conservancy: Beavers

Nature enthusiasts need to rise early to catch a glimpse of one of our resident beavers. They’ve been busy! Beaver families have built multiple lodges in the pond they created when they dammed the stream. Beaver dams create wetland habitat for native plants,...
5,000 students, 8 streams, 1 eel

5,000 students, 8 streams, 1 eel

In this year’s Watershed Report Card investigation, 5,000 county high school students waded in eight streams to count hundreds of macroinvertebrates and grade our waterways’ health. Conservancy staff and volunteers worked more than 400 hours to support...
Meet the new kid

Meet the new kid

Welcome Pumpkin, our new goat. Holly, our Nigerian dwarf goat, charmed visitors during her long happy life here. We were saddened when she died in October. Buddy missed his companion, so we found a new pasture-mate for him, Pumpkin. She’s settling in nicely. To...