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Howard County Conservancy

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April 2019

PROGRAM FULL: Belmont History Hike

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another upcoming program.  Who better to tell the history of Belmont Manor and Historic Park then a descendant of one of the original family members, the Dorsey’s? Enjoy this easy hike with Fred Dorsey around Belmont’s grounds as local historian, Fred Dorsey, shares highlights of both the family and the property’s history. Learn about the Dorsey family’s part in Howard County’s industrial revolution as well as…

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Community Clean-up

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come make a local impact on April 20th with the Howard County Conservancy at our Belmont location by helping with a roadside clean-up! The clean up will last one hour and take place along Elibank Drive located just outside the entry road to Belmont. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Trash and recycling bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves if possible as our supply is limited. Contact belmont@hcconservancy.org with any questions. Advance registration required, space…

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Earth Day Bird Walk

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Join Anthony VanSchoor and other Howard County Bird Club experts to listen for - and spot - as many as 50 different bird species! This is migrating time – it's a great morning for seasoned bird watchers and first timers to hike our trails, have fun, and learn from each other.  Easy walking trails through the fields of Mt Pleasant Farm provide great opportunities for spotting species in various habitats and flyovers. Don't forget your binoculars! Advance registration required. Check…

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PROGRAM FULL: Earth Day: Make a Difference Service Projects

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another upcoming program at the Conservancy soon! Join us for our annual day of service and help us plant 205 native trees, assist with native habitat rejuvenation in butterfly habitat, meadows and woodlands and release tadpoles! The first 100 volunteers to arrive will get to take home their own native plant (one per family, please). If you hope to help plant trees, please arrive promptly at…

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May 2019

Nature Tots Preschool Series

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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This 6-week class invites young children to discover the wonders of nature as we journey through the changing seasons. We’ll read stories, make fun crafts, and sing songs. Make sure to dress for the weather! Open to ages 2-5 with a caregiver present. Please note we will meet from 10-11am on May 1, 8, 22, 29, June 5 and 12. $50 for the 6 week session. Space limited, advance registration required. Register Here

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Mother’s Day Special – Tea, Scones & Garden Walk

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Enjoy a beautiful and tasty morning with your mother, daughter, grandmother or friends on the Saturday of Mothers Day weekend.  Stroll through the many niche gardens at the Conservancy and learn about their design and plantings from members of the Howard County garden clubs who created and maintain them.  Extend your walk through the Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden, and the “Sisters Garden” of herbs and perennials. Refresh yourself with “bottomless cups” of tea and freshly baked Scottish scones in the…

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Blue Bird Walk

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join Sue Probst, from the Howard County Bird Club, on a Blue Bird Walk!  Eastern Bluebirds have made a real comeback in the last thirty years thanks to volunteers across Howard County who have taken the time to “monitor” nest boxes each spring and summer. If you’ve never seen an Eastern Bluebird, and/or would like to learn about how you can attract bluebirds to your yard and help “boost” their numbers in your neighborhood, please join Sue Probst as she…

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Wine in the Garden, Beer in the Barn

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Join us for the 13th annual Wine in the Garden, Beer in the Barn. Stroll through the garden tasting fine wine, craft beer and healthy, creative non-alcoholic refreshments. Sample delicious food from local restaurants and caterers and explore our native plant garden. Enjoy live bluegrass music while perusing our large silent auction and raffle items featuring artwork, getaways, dining and more! All proceeds benefit the environmental and preservation programs of the Howard County Conservancy. $50 per person / $60 after…

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June 2019

Puzzling Close-up Photographs

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Take a close-up look at nature photos that boggle the mind!

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Hike to Patapsco River

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike with naturalist Steve Wachs. From the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to the beautiful Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike that will last up to 2.5 hours in length; Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some rocky areas. Be sure to dress for the weather. Advance registration recommended. Please…

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Fiddlers and Fireflies

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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One of our most popular family programs returns! Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musician and storyteller Bill Wellington from Stanton Virginia, who electrifies audiences with his storytelling, “roses are red poems,” and family music programs. Little kids and adults, come dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs!  Learn interesting facts about fireflies and make…

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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.