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September 2019

Save the Birds: Bird-friendly Skies & Windows

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Since forever, birds have been migrating and feeding themselves using their incredible instincts and biological gifts. Human progress has created immense urban light islands and transportation arteries that fill the night time skies with distracting lights, disrupting migration paths.  Commercial and residential buildings are sheathed in reflective glass, which are not understood by bird vision, causing impact collisions.  There are so many things we can do – some SO simple – to mitigate the significant decline in our songbird populations. …

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Tree Hike

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join us for a hike with ISA Arborist Lou Meyer of The Davey Tree Expert Company! Come learn about invasive species affecting the trees 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.  

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Fall Equinox Twilight Hike and Campfire

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Bring your family, walk through the meadow and along the stream to the woodland campfire ring. Listen to the birds singing at dusk. Gather around the crackling fire and hear legend-stories about the Equinox, sing old-time songs, roast marshmallows, and enjoy s’mores with Holly and George Stone.. Hike back in time to watch the sun set over horizon –exactly due west – and hear other interesting astronomical facts about the Fall Equinox. Advance registration required, $4 per person (2 and under…

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October 2019

The History of Patapsco Valley State Park / FREE

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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In partnership with the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Authors Betsy McMillion and Ed Johnson will present the history of Patapsco Valley State Park and their new book in the "Images of America Series." From its humble beginnings in 1907 as a 43-acre forest reserve to its expansion to over 16,000 acres today, this hidden gem has become a refuge for wild animals and native vegetation and a retreat from suburban and city life. With over 200 miles of…

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Fall Festival

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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It's harvest time:  ideal for the annual, old fashioned Fall Festival at the Conservancy!  Watch blacksmiths hammering iron in their shop, listen to blue grass music and explore the historic three-century-old farm.  Visit our pygmy goats, the chickens, Onyx the snake, and Ranger the barred owl, and many visiting farm animals.   There are children's crafts, pumpkin decorating and hayrides .  Browse the craftsmen's stations to admire woolspinning, woodturning, gourd decorating, and more. Leap the hay bales. Stock up on grass-fed…

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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 may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.