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August 2017

Family Bio-Blitz- Search for Plants and Animals

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Participate in our 2017 BioBlitz hosted in partnership with Maryland Biodiversity Project, a non-profit focused on cataloging all the living things in Maryland. The Maryland Biodiversity Project has created a sub-site for the Conservancy that already features more than 700 species (view). While experts in many domains are canvasing the Conservancy to document our flora and fauna, we will hold family outings to introduce you to the Conservancy's biodiversity and Maryland Biodiversity Project. Bring your camera and you might document…

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 10:00 pm - August 13 @ 1:30 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak!  It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.  The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright, luminous meteors.  The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24.  It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13.  The waxing gibbous moon will set shortly after midnight,…

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Bugs & Bees…and Daiquiris!

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Special evening for the over-21 crowd sponsored by Lost Art Distilling. Enjoy a summer night-out with friends!  We're serving daiquiris at twilight to open up good conversations. And there's a fabulous program too: back by popular demand are Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury to delight you with amazing stories about the their favorite fabulous bugs (and butterflies) which abound in our rolling meadows. Program free, Daiquiris $ Wear comfortable walking shoes.   Rain or shine!  This event fills up quickly; please register…

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What Lies Beneath?

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join Dean Cowherd, State Soil Scientist, to discuss soils, one of our most precious natural resources. The soils at Belmont illustrate what happens when two different landscapes overlie one another. We will discuss and observe in the soil pit where the Coastal Plain sediments, which extend east to Ocean City Maryland, are laid down on top of the Piedmont which extends west to the mountains. These soils are known as “two-story” soils. The Belmont property represents a transition from one…

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September 2017

Wander Like Pooh in Our 100-Acre Wood

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Hike, art and storytelling!  Join Conservancy naturalist Lisa Schlossnagle on this Winnie-the-Pooh themed family hike. After reading "In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump" at the children’s garden/stump playground, we will use our senses to observe signs of possible Heffalumps on the trail, stopping along the way to sketch both the nature before them and the Heffalump habitat they imagine. Bring your own sketchbooks and drawing tools.   Lisa Schlossnagle has enjoyed 15 years of supporting elementary education through her work…

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