Nature Center & Office Closures

Nature Center & Office Closures

In remembrance of the Memorial Holiday, the Conservancy’s Nature Center and Offices will be closed Saturday May 27 through Monday, May 29th. However, our trails and gardens will remain open daily from dawn to dusk. Our Nature Center and offices will re-open on...
Join us at our Family Open House!

Join us at our Family Open House!

Join us on June 10th from 10am-1pm to tour our newly expanded nature center! Visit our resident animals and make nature inspired crafts. To register visit: https://www.hcconservancy.org/event/family-open-house/
Join us at Wine in the Garden!

Join us at Wine in the Garden!

Don’t miss the 11th annual Wine in the Garden, Beer in the Barn on May 25th! Be among the first to enjoy our newly expanded education center! Stroll through the garden tasting fine wine and craft beer and sample delicious food from local restaurants and...
Earth Day: Make a Difference!

Earth Day: Make a Difference!

Join the Conservancy for our annual day of service on April 22nd, 9am-1pm. Participants will be planting trees in and around stream buffers and removing non-native invasive plants. Come at 8am for a Bird Walk with the Howard County Bird Club, and don’t miss the...
Construction Update

Construction Update

Due to construction and road paving, all Conservancy grounds, trails & buildings at Mt. Pleasant will be closed April 10-15. Wednesday morning gardening on 4/12 and the Habitat Restoration Group on 4/13 have both been cancelled.  Please call (410) 465-8877 if you...
Spring Sightings

Spring Sightings

One of our first signs of Spring: the crocus blooming! Last week we welcomed the Spring Equinox in hopes of warmer weather, but it wasn’t just us humans that began stirring after the mark of the new season. At both our Belmont and Mt. Pleasant locations,...
Calling all artists!

Calling all artists!

The Howard County Conservancy is accepting submissions for the 2017 The Art of Stewardship art exhibit, Nature Through the Eyes of Artists. The 2017 exhibit will have an exciting new format, consisting entirely of 10”x10” pieces. All pieces are unlabeled and available...
Save the Date – Camp Open House

Save the Date – Camp Open House

Interested in finding out more about the Summer Camps for which you are registered?  Not sure if Day Camp is right for your children?  Want to show off Your Camp to your friends? Join us for our Spring Open House on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10:30 to 1:00 Bring a...
Creature Feature: Ranger the Barred Owl

Creature Feature: Ranger the Barred Owl

Ranger is a Barred Owl, Strix varia.  While Barred Owls live all over Maryland, you have to be very lucky and look closely to see them!  They are masters of camouflage.  You may hear them at night however – their call is most distinctive. It sounds like, “Who...
Construction Update

Construction Update

Thanks to the mild winter we are having, we are making great progress on construction! We now have a floor, and the structural steel for the exterior walls, deck and roof framing are being installed. We are on track for a late May completion. The upper level of the...