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. $60 per person, 21 and over…Find out more »
Come and explore the beauty, the depth and the surprise of taking pictures up close and personal with Natalia Zacharin. Ever wonder how to capture some of those shots that feature a subject or part of a subject that is so close, you sometimes cannot even imagine what it is? Explore a unique point of view when you zoom in and focus on nature. Shapes, textures and colors take on a life of their own in the world of macro…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
In the spirit of "Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the Conservancy's woodlands and stream edges with Conservancy naturalists. We will have bark, twigs, cones and nuts as “natural construction materials.” Before you come, please grab a basket and take a walk with your children to hunt for other natural building materials near your home – and bringing them with you (no artificial decor, please). The…Find out more »
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.