The Biology of Bears

Mt Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD, United States

Feb. 22 / 7 p.m. / $ Maryland's Black Bear Population and Management ~ Maryland is home to a wide array of wildlife species, including the American black bear. For many, bears are a novel species with little known about them. For others, bears are a part of everyday life. Nearly every spring, juvenile black bears […]

Forest Bathing Information Session

Mt Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD, United States

Mar 2 / 11 a.m. / FREE Step into the world of healing at our Forest Bathing information session, where ancient Japanese techniques meet the latest wellness trends! Forget the boring routines because, guess what? Studies show that hanging out in the woods isn't just for animals or birds – we're talking stress relief, boosted […]

Beginning Birder Watch and Walk – Birds and Beverages

Mt Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD, United States

Mar 4 / 9:30 a.m. / FREE Bring your binoculars and hot chocolate. Join Woody Merkle, Terri Berkheimer, and Val Swan as we observe and identify the birds at the feeders, then go on a short bird walk. Participants will meet at the barn/parking lot. Trails may be muddy. Restrooms available. Program led by Howard […]

Beginning Birder Watch and Walk – Birds and Beverages

Mt Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD, United States

Mar 9 / 9:30 a.m. / FREE Bring your binoculars and hot chocolate. Join Woody Merkle and Val Swan as we observe and identify the birds at the feeders, then go on a short bird walk. Participants will meet at the barn/parking lot. Trails may be muddy. Restrooms available. Program led by Howard County Bird […]

The Magical, Vital Vernal Pool: Biodiversity in Our Backyards

Mt Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD, United States

Mar 16 / 12:30 & 2:00 p.m. / FREE Vernal pools are depressions in the forest landscape that hold water only part of the year and therefore do not support fish. Without fish, vernal pools support species that can breed nowhere else--specifically wood frogs, spotted and other mole salamanders, and fairy shrimp. Many other plants […]

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.