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September 2018

SOLD OUT: Fall Equinox Twilight Hike and Campfire

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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$5.00 – $10

Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us at the Conservancy for another program. 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 –…

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Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$8 16 tickets left

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.  Come enjoy stories, songs and nature-themed crafts! Recommended ages: 2-5 years.

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October 2018

Fall Festival

October 7 @ 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 and pumpkin decorating.  Browse the craftsmen's stations to admire woolspinning, woodturning, gourd decorating, and more. Leap the hay bales. Stock up on grass-fed beef and pork…

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Stream Restoration and Stream Creatures

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Join Scott McGill, a leading local Restoration Ecologist, on a provocative and exciting hike to Davis Branch on the Conservancy property.  We will explore an active colony of beaver, one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most important keystone species, and how Scott’s company, Ecotone, is using beavers to facilitate wetland restoration and water quality improvement in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  We will discuss beaver biology, ecosystem services, management techniques, and the diverse habitat their dams provide for other wildlife species. Biography:…

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Hike to the Patapsco River

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Free 11 spots left

Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike. After starting out at the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to one of the most scenic areas of Patapsco Valley State Park, Orange Grove. There we will meet Ranger Max Buffington where he will talk about the Patapsco Valley in the 1800’s and 1900’s; as well as, learn about the history and ruins of the old…

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