Past Events

Eat, Drink, & Learn: ‘Manders, Newts, & Drinks with Fruits – Irvine Nature Center

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD, United States

Come meet your neighbors! Maryland is home to a diverse group of amphibian species ranging from the mighty American Bullfrog to the diminutive Eastern Red-backed Salamander. Allow me to introduce you to Maryland’s amphibian species. We will chat about where you can find these animals in Maryland and how you can identify them. We will also discuss what makes these critters special, why they are important, and current threats they are facing. We are fortunate to have a rich diversity of amphibians in Maryland—let’s learn about them! Dr. Heather Cunningham is a Professor of Biology and coordinator of the Biological Sciences Program at Chesapeake College. She was the project coordinator of the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (2010-2014) and co-editor of the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas. Heather has published research in Ecography, Journal of Animal Ecology, International Journal of Zoology, Herpetological Conservation and Biology, and Herpetological Review. She received her PhD from the University of Alabama where her research focused on the distribution, ecology, and behavior of terrestrial salamanders. Open to adults. Cost is $55 per member, $65 per non-member.

Spring Night Hike and Campfire – Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Oregon Ridge Nature Center 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD

Leave those winter blues behind as you put on your hiking boots and help us welcome the Spring Season! Join our naturalists for an evening hike experience the sights and sounds of Spring. After the hike we'll end the night around the campfire, making s'mores and enjoying the Spring night air. Open to ages 6+ with a participating adult. This program is $6 per person ($4 for ORNCC members). Registration for this program closes on Wednesday, March 20th.

Make Your Own Hiking Stick – Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Oregon Ridge Nature Center 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD

Hiking stick, hiking pole or hiking staff, no matter what you call it, they are fun to use and help you with balance while out on the trails. Join us to make and customize your own personal hiking stick for your next outdoor adventure. Open to ages 8+ with a participating adult. This program is $12 per person ($10 for ORNCC members). Registration for this program closes on Thursday, March 21st.

Water Flows Downhill – Lake Roland Nature Council

Lake Roland 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, United States

Have you ever been curious about how water flows in and around Lake Roland? What about the history of the Lake Roland dam and how it came to be? Join us for a historical hike to learn all about the hydrology of the Lake Roland dam system.

Steps in the Serpentine – Lake Roland Nature Council

Lake Roland 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, United States

The Serpentine Soils here at Lake Roland are a globally rare ecosystem, and host a unique assortment of plants and animals. Join a naturalist for an interpretive hike through our little slice of serpentinite to learn about what makes this habitat so special! We will meet at the Home and Hospital parking lot on Copper Hill Road.

CSI: Critter Scene Investigation – Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Oregon Ridge Nature Center 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD

Join a naturalist on a hike to investigate who lives at Oregon Ridge by the signs they leave behind. Become a nature detective, learn to identify common tracks to discover who's been there and what they've been up to! Then, we'll head back to the Nature Center to make edible "poo" to take home! Open to ages 4+ with a participating adult. This program is $6 per person ($4 for ORNCC members). Registration for this program closes on Thursday, March 21st.

The Great Egg Hunt! – Lake Roland Nature Council

Lake Roland 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, United States

Come join us at Lake Roland for the Great Egg Hunt! Treat and fact-filled eggs and prizes will be hidden around the park at different levels of difficulty for all ages to come and enjoy. Ages 2-5 will begin at 10:30 am, 5-10 will start at 10:40 am, and 10+ at 10:50 am, to ensure a fair hunt. We hope to see you there!

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