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July 2018

Program Full: Butterfly Hike

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Unfortunately this popular Butterfly Hike is already full. We hope you can join us for another program soon! Join us for a butterfly hike with experts Kevin Heffernan and Linda Hunt! Take a leisurely walk around the grounds at Mt. Pleasant looking for as many butterfly species as we can find. We expect to see between 15 and 25 species including possibly rarities such as Juniper Hairstreak and Hackberry Emperor. Walk expected to be 1.5 hrs but leaders will continue…

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August 2018

Gone Fishing

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free 13 spots left

“Summertime, and the livin' is easy...Fish are jumping and the cattails are high!” Learn how to teach your kids to fish - and help them do it! No experience necessary. Children of all ability levels between the ages of 8 and 15 are welcome. Fishing regulations, ethics, safety and techniques will be covered before fishing. Font Hill Wetland Park pond is a restricted fishing area. Adults (16 and over) may help their children fish, but may not fish themselves without…

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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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Free

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 thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for…

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Mantises and Martinis!

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Special evening for the over-21 crowd with Drs. Mike Raupp, Paula Shrewsbury, Rebeccah Waterworth and Jason Mottern. Enjoy a summer night-out with friends!  We're serving special martinis 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. Wear comfortable walking shoes for optional stroll in the meadow. Rain or…

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September 2018

Fossil Story Time

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Free

Come enjoy fossil story time with Louise Wall

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