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June 2017
Free

Hike to the Patapsco

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Hike to the Patapsco River with Conservancy naturalists Woody Merkle and John Cookson. The Conservancy’s property borders Patapsco State Park.  This is a moderate 2-hour round trip hike across meadows, tree lines and paths through the woods. May 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. Note: There are hilly and rocky areas of the trail.…

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Family Open House

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, 21163 United States
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Join us at our family open house to tour our newly expanded nature center! Visit our resident animals and make nature inspired crafts. Bring the whole family! Please RSVP below, so we can plan accordingly. Light refreshments will be served.

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Father’s Day Fun

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Gwen Morrison and Julie Pallozzi. Celebrate Father's Day with the Howard County Conservancy at Belmont with a morning outdoors! Join us for a guided hike around Belmont's historic property- including trails through the Patapsco Valley State Park. Afterwards, work with Dad to earn your Junior Naturalist patch: a new activity available for visiting children at the Conservancy. Be on the quest for animal evidence, scout out wildlife habitats, identify native trees and learn how to protect our watershed. Successful…

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$10.00

Fiddlers and Fireflies

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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One of our most popular family programs returns. Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musician and storyteller Bill Wellington from Stanton Virginia, who electrifies audiences with his storytelling, “roses are red poems,” and family music programs. Little kids and adults, come dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs!  Learn interesting facts about fireflies and make…

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July 2017
Free

Building Woodland Fairy Houses

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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with Van Wensil and Audrey Suhr:  In the spirit of "Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the Conservancy's woodlands and stream edges.  We will have bark, twigs, cones and nuts as “natural construction materials.”  Before you come, feel free to grab a basket and take a walk with your children to hunt for other natural building materials near your home – and bringing them with…

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