Creature Feature: Ranger the Barred Owl

Creature Feature: Ranger the Barred Owl

Ranger is a Barred Owl, Strix varia.  While Barred Owls live all over Maryland, you have to be very lucky and look closely to see them!  They are masters of camouflage.  You may hear them at night however – their call is most distinctive. It sounds like, “Who...
Construction Update

Construction Update

Thanks to the mild winter we are having, we are making great progress on construction! We now have a floor, and the structural steel for the exterior walls, deck and roof framing are being installed. We are on track for a late May completion. The upper level of the...
Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Let your ART MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Howard County Conservancy is accepting submissions for the 2017 The Art of Stewardship ~ Nature Through the Eyes of Artists exhibition showing from May 8 – June 2, 2017. The 2017 exhibit will have an exciting new format. The...
Registration update

Registration update

I am so excited to share this.  We have 48 campers all ready to join us this summer.  Camp sessions are 33% filled!!!  We ask campers what they are looking forward to the most.  See your favorite camp activity on the Top 10 chart below?  Add your favorites in the...
Camp Registration is Open!

Camp Registration is Open!

Our favorite time of year is just around the corner!  We are so excited to announce that registration for our Summer Nature Camps is now open. Choose Your Adventure and explore nature with us this summer! HCC 2 locations 16 sessions 600 campers 8 weekly themes 1...
Trek and Tracks with School’s Out

Trek and Tracks with School’s Out

Trek and Tracks from our School’s Out campers at Belmont Wow!  We had a great day of tracking animals with our School’s Out campers today.  Some of our friends visiting today have been to many of our camps before and were leaders on the trails.  Some were...
Silly Seasons!

Silly Seasons!

Wow!  Planning for our “Silly Seasons” session of camp was really easy to do this week. Yesterday, it was spring!  The birds were singing, we wore t-shirts outside and got caught with the cleaning bug. Today, it’s fall.  The wind is whipping!  Bundle...
2017…Here We Come!

2017…Here We Come!

Everyone at the Howard County Conservancy wishes you the best during this coming year. We are excited for the many changes happening for us during 2017. First, our education center building will undergo a major renovation. While the first half of the year will be...
Have a Turtally Awesome holiday and new year!

Have a Turtally Awesome holiday and new year!

The Conservancy Camps wish peace, friendship and love to our community. A fresh, new year is here and it’s a time to reflect on 2016.  So many things happened – the Conservancy embarked on the “Next 25 Years” campaign, we finally began the...