Explore the brilliance of birds and delve into the mysteries of the avian brain with award-winning science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman, author of the new book, The Genius of Birds. Join Ackerman and experience her adventures firsthand, from the beaches of Barbados to the rainforests of New Caledonia, as she shares stories and stunning photos from her journey to better understand the feathered geniuses around us. Learn how birds make and use their own tools, teach one another new skills, count, navigate,…Find out more »
Enjoy a beautiful and delicious morning with your mother, daughter, grandmother or friends on Mothers Day weekend. Stroll through the many niche gardens at the Conservancy and learn about their design and plantings from members of the Howard County garden clubs who created and maintain them. Extend your walk through the Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden, the “Sisters Garden” of herbs and perennials, and the large Community Garden. Refresh yourself with “bottomless cups” of tea and freshly baked Scottish scones in…Find out more »
Join us for a hike with ISA Arborist Lou Meyer of The Davey Tree Expert Company! Come learn about invasive species effecting the tress of the Maryland forests. Lou will discuss the Emerald Ash Borer and the newly present Spotted Lanternfly, including what to look for, how to protect your trees, and what the future of our forests look like. Please dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. Advance registration recommended, as program may sell out.Find out more »
Stroll through the garden tasting fine wine and craft beer and sample delicious food from local restaurants and caterers. Take in our three-acre native plant garden while listening to live bluegrass music and perusing our large silent auction and raffle items featuring artwork, getaways, dining and more! All proceeds benefit the environmental and preservation programs of the Howard County Conservancy. $45 per person / $55 after May 13, 21 and over In case of inclement weather, event will be held…Find out more »
Wander like Pooh: Hike, art and storytelling! Join Conservancy naturalist Lisa Schlossnagle on this Winnie-the-Pooh themed family hike. After reading “In which Pooh and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a Woozle" at the children’s garden/stump playground, we will use our senses to observe signs of possible Woozles on the trail, stopping along the way to sketch both the nature before them and the imagined Woozle habitats. Bring your own sketchbooks and drawing tools. Please register early to ensure your spot! Check website in…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 cannot be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.