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Howard County Conservancy

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January 2020

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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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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February 2020

Nature Painting / $

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come explore your creative side and make beautiful nature creations with painter and Park Ranger Ed Johnson. Materials, instructions and a helping hand will be provided as you create your own masterpiece. All supplies including the 16x20 canvases will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, as acrylic paints are permanent. Suitable for ages 12 and older. Limited space, advance registration required. $15 per person.  REGISTER NOW!

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Best Places Across Maryland to Experience Nature – Hiking, Cycling and Paddling / FREE

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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A lifelong Maryland outdoorsman and a retired Biology professor, Bryan MacKay will share his love of outdoor activities and his knowledge of the places, plants, and animals of the region.  Author of books on hiking, canoeing, and cycling, Mackay will talk about the natural history and ecology of his favorite places and the best seasons to experience them yourselves.   After the presentation pick up a copy of a “bucket list” of 30 nature-places to visit in the County and practices…

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Moving from Moments to a Movement: 350.org’s Plans for the Decade / $

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Through the lens of Make Them Pay the climate movement is taking on polluters and their enablers at the highest levels of government to divert investments in dirty fossil fuels to care and repair of communities. This discussion will chart the history of climate action and its necessary reintegration in the larger social justice movement. See latest op ed here. With Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North America Director, 350.org. Learn more about Tamara and her incredible work here. $10 per person,…

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March 2020

Milkweed, Monarchs and Climate Change / FREE

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Monarch butterflies are much beloved by the public because they are common, beautiful and have a fascinating and unique migratory life cycle.  Every year, migratory monarchs from the eastern United States migrate down to a small set of mountains in central Mexico.  The next spring, those same individuals fly north to the Texas region where they lay eggs.  The adults that emerge about a month later continue north and east, recolonizing the eastern United States where they feed on milkweed…

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Hike to the Patapsco River / FREE

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join us for a long, scenic hike from our nature center at Belmont to the Patapsco River.  At the River, learn about the Wanderlusters in Patapsco State Park and their connection to the women's suffrage movement. The hike returns to the nature center through the beautiful forest. This moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike will last up to 2.5 hours. Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some rocky areas. This program is a partnership with Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Latino Outdoors…

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The Art of Stewardship: Inspirations from Nature – Opening Reception

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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The Art of Stewardship (TAOS) Art Show: Inspirations from Nature  is presented by the Howard County Conservancy in partnership with the nationwide Art of Stewardship Project. The TAOS show is a forum for artists to promote stewardship of the Earth. All artwork in the show is donated and will be available for $100 each. Proceeds support education programs at the Conservancy. Come peruse beautiful art, enjoy live music, wine, refreshments, juror's awards and an artwork sale! $5 per person, participating artists free. REGISTER NOW!

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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.