Buildings closed for Labor Day weekend

In honor of Labor Day, the Conservancy’s Nature Center and Offices will be closed Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th. Our trails and gardens will remain open daily from dawn to dusk. Our buildings will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th.
Join us for Volunteer Naturalist Training!

Join us for Volunteer Naturalist Training!

Interested in volunteering as a school trip hike leader? Join us to learn about our field trip program, nature walks and educational lessons. We welcome returning volunteers to attend and please bring a friend! Elementary training starts 8/31. Click here for more...
Meet the counselors!

Meet the counselors!

Mr. Trevor- Senior counselor- Trevor is a sophomore in college studying Chemical engineering. In his free time he loves to rock climb and run. Ask him about his most amazing rock climbing story and you’ll be in for a treat! Miss. Becky- Senior Counselor-This is...
Opening Campfire

Opening Campfire

Have a favorite camp song to share? Want a sneak peak at the trails and units at camp? Longing for an opportunity to see old friends and meet new staff and campers?   Join us Wednesday, June 21 at sundown for our Summer Nature Camp’s Opening Campfire event....
Spotted at the Conservancy

Spotted at the Conservancy

The Ruby Crowned Kinglet is a small bird, seemingly overflowing with energy. The male may erect his ruby- red crown feathers (which are hidden at other times) when truly excited by a potential mate, rival or predator. *Photo by: Kevin Heffernan* What have you spotted...
Join us at Wine in the Garden!

Join us at Wine in the Garden!

Don’t miss the 11th annual Wine in the Garden, Beer in the Barn on May 25th! Be among the first to enjoy our newly expanded education center! Stroll through the garden tasting fine wine and craft beer and sample delicious food from local restaurants and...
Earth Day: Make a Difference!

Earth Day: Make a Difference!

Join the Conservancy for our annual day of service on April 22nd, 9am-1pm. Participants will be planting trees in and around stream buffers and removing non-native invasive plants. Come at 8am for a Bird Walk with the Howard County Bird Club, and don’t miss the...
Construction Update

Construction Update

Due to construction and road paving, all Conservancy grounds, trails & buildings at Mt. Pleasant will be closed April 10-15. Wednesday morning gardening on 4/12 and the Habitat Restoration Group on 4/13 have both been cancelled.  Please call (410) 465-8877 if you...
Spring Sightings

Spring Sightings

One of our first signs of Spring: the crocus blooming! Last week we welcomed the Spring Equinox in hopes of warmer weather, but it wasn’t just us humans that began stirring after the mark of the new season. At both our Belmont and Mt. Pleasant locations,...