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Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wildlife nurseries, eliminating unintended hazards, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly…Find out more »
Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another upcoming program. Join members of the Howard County Bird Club as they present basic information to get you started in the wonderful world of birding. Topics will include the history of birding; birding ethics; equipment; how to identify birds; use of eBird and other resources available to help you build on your birding skills. This classroom presentation will be followed by an optional guided bird…Find out more »
Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with Carole Veihmeyer. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and whatever interesting nature we may find along the way. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 4 miles. Note: There are hilly and rocky areas of the trail. Please wear sturdy shoes that can get muddy and bring water. Recommended for ages 9+. Check website in case of inclement weather.Find out more »
David Haskell has won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. In this talk he will describe how he has integrated contemplative, literary, and scientific studies of the natural world. What might we learn by paying repeated attention to very small parts of our neighborhoods or forests? David has explored this question by returning again and again to the same one-square-meter of old growth forest in Tennessee, then by repeatedly visiting individual trees in locations around…Find out more »
Join us in the Gudelsky Gallery for the opening of our 2019 Art of Stewardship exhibit! Browse the nature-inspired artwork created and donated by professional artists, local celebrities, community members, and exceptional art students. Come fall in love with an art piece, enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres and award presentations by jurors. There will also be a cash bar and raffles to win a piece on exhibit! A truly unique art sale – a great opportunity to build your art…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.