Spotted at the Conservancy: Black rat snake

Spotted at the Conservancy: Black rat snake

Spotted at the Conservancy: Yi-Ying Lee spotted this Eastern black rat snake and snapped a picture for the Conservancy’s photo contest. During cold weather, these snakes brumate, a sort of hibernation light, in which they’re mostly asleep, but wake for...
Beauty and Adventure in the Central Appalachians with Mark Hendricks

Beauty and Adventure in the Central Appalachians with Mark Hendricks

May 30 / 7 p.m. / $ Join photographer and environmentalist Mark Hendricks for an evening of stories and stunning photography featuring his newest book The Central Appalachians: Mountains of the Chesapeake. The oldest mountain range in the U.S., the Appalachians of...
From a Wild Life to Wildlife – Michael Oberman Talk and Mini-Gallery

From a Wild Life to Wildlife – Michael Oberman Talk and Mini-Gallery

Apr 21 / 6 p.m. / $ Join us at Howard County Conservancy on April 21st for a fascinating night of rock ‘n roll and wildlife photography! At 6pm, Michael Oberman will share several stories from his book Fast Forward, Play and Rewind. He has interviewed more than three...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Skunk cabbage and honey bee

Spotted at the Conservancy: Skunk cabbage and honey bee

Maryland’s skunk cabbage flowers pop out of the damp forest floor in winter, offering busy honey bees a little pollen snack to get them through cold early spring days. Bonnie Ott took this shot of the strange-looking blossoms that are one of the first spring...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Spun glass slug caterpillar

Spotted at the Conservancy: Spun glass slug caterpillar

The moth that matures from this caterpillar is fairly pedestrian-looking, a silvery beige with some brown spots. But the caterpillar, which Bonnie Ott photographed last month, is spectacular, nearly transparent and covered in spiny hairs. The caterpillars feed on the...