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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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!Find out more »
The Conservancy’s Mt Pleasant property borders Patapsco State Park. Join Woody Merkle, Dave Lyons, John Cookson and other Conservancy naturalists on a 2-hour, approximately 3-mile round trip hike across meadows, tree lines and paths through the woods. Spring presents itself with ephemeral wildflowers, ferns and mosses, migrating birds, and trees and bushes that are leafing out and bursting their buds. Awaken your spirits as we search for Spring’s beauties together. Choose between an easy-to-moderate walk and a more strenuous hike;…Find out more »
Do you know a lot about birds, but you're interested in learning how to identify them by their songs? Expert Birders from the Howard County Bird Club will share their expertise in the classroom followed by a brief field walk. This class will emphasize bird sounds: their types, purposes, and ID methods. Learn which apps are most useful, along with how to use photos and recordings to verify records and enhance your experience. This class will be lead by Expert…Find out more »
Join Anthony VanSchoor and other Howard County Bird Club experts listening for - and spotting - as many as 50 different bird species! This is migrating time – it's a great morning for seasoned bird watchers and first timers to hike our trails, have fun, and learn from each other. Easy walking through the fields of Mt Pleasant Farm. Tree lines, hedgerows and streams provide habitat for many transient and year-round species. Great opportunity for flyovers. Dress for the weather…Find out more »
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.