Take your shot at a photo win

Take your shot at a photo win

Enter the Conservancy’s photo contest with a shot (or several!) taken at Mt. Pleasant in 2023 or 2024. Esteemed photographers will judge the entries, which are due by Feb. 10. First-, second- and third-place photos win prizes and the Conservancy will use your...
Nature for the little ones

Nature for the little ones

The preschool crowd can join us at our Belmont location in Elkridge for outdoor adventures and nature-based learning this February. In this weekly series, children and their caregivers are invited for hikes and thoughtfully curated and child-led activities while...
Spotted at the Conservancy: American kestrel

Spotted at the Conservancy: American kestrel

In our meadow, Annette Allor found this male American kestrel ruling over his kingdom from a dead tree perch. These falcons, the smallest raptors in the Americas, can snatch insects on the wing or on the ground, and also eat lizards, mice or small birds. Kestrels live...
Volunteer spotlight: Howard Quinn

Volunteer spotlight: Howard Quinn

f you happen into the Conservancy’s offices when Howard Quinn is working the front desk, you’ll likely have musical accompaniment to your nature education. A musician and retired Howard County special education teacher, Howard has been volunteering with...
Nature for the little ones

Playdate with Nature February Series (caregiver & child)

Join us at Belmont for outdoor adventures and nature-based learning this February. In this monthly series, children and their caregivers are invited for hikes and thoughtfully curated and child-led activities while exploring nature! Best suited for children ages 2-5...
Eco Explorers Homeschool Club

Eco Explorers Homeschool Club

Children in kindergarten – 2nd grade are invited to join the Howard County Conservancy at Belmont for a monthly series of outdoor exploration this February. Students are encouraged to investigate environmental sciences and follow their natural curiosity across a...
Double your donation!

Double your donation!

Thirty years ago the Conservancy was a young organization focused on land conservation when Mt. Pleasant farm became our home base. Thanks to your support, we have grown tremendously since then, reaching over 40,000 people this year alone at our two nature centers,...