Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike on this Spring day. After starting out at our Barred Owl habitat, Conservancy naturalists will lead you through the woods and across the meadows to Mt Pleasant’s east side, and down into Patapsco Valley State Park to a quarried hollow at the river. Moderate to strenuous hike that will last up to 2 hours. Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some…Find out more »
Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as they hike along trails and explore. Each program will also include a creative, nature-themed craft. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only need to purchase for…Find out more »
Join the experts from the Howard County Bird Club listening for - and spotting - as many as 50 different bird species! This is migrating time – it's a great morning for seasoned bird watchers and first timers to hike our trails, have fun, and learn from each other. Moderately hilly terrain through the meadows and woodland, and beside the streams. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you wish. Photo by Bonnie OttFind out more »
Join us for our annual day of service and help us plant 355 trees and shrubs, remove invasive plants from meadows and woodlands and release tadpoles! The first 100 volunteers to arrive will get to take home their own native plant (one per family, please). Advance registration required. Students- be sure to bring your service hour reports for our staff to sign. Groups over 25 people must call the Conservancy (410) 465-8877 before registering and speak with Carole, volunteer coordinator. This…Find out more »
Who better to tell the history of Belmont Manor and Historic Park then a descendant of one of the original family members, the Dorsey’s? Enjoy this easy hike with Fred Dorsey around Belmont’s grounds as local historian, Fred Dorsey, shares highlights of both the family and the property’s history. Learn about the Dorsey family’s part in Howard County’s industrial revolution as well as the importance of Belmont to the Howard County Community. Advance registration recommended, as program may sell out.…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.