Spotted at the Conservancy: Black rat snake

Spotted at the Conservancy: Black rat snake

Spotted at the Conservancy: Yi-Ying Lee spotted this Eastern black rat snake and snapped a picture for the Conservancy’s photo contest. During cold weather, these snakes brumate, a sort of hibernation light, in which they’re mostly asleep, but wake for...
Otter spotted!

Otter spotted!

Spotted at the Conservancy: Early on a snow-dusted March morning, John Metz spotted and photographed this sleek beauty munching fish in the Davis Branch pond. We’ve had reports of river otter sightings, but never had photos before! Photo by John...
Seasonal Changes – What do animals eat?

Seasonal Changes – What do animals eat?

Mar 23 / 10 a.m. / $ As nature transitions from winter to spring, there is much to learn about an animal’s habits based on the seasonal changes in their diet. Why do foxes hang around homes and buildings during the colder months? What do herbivories eat in the...
Wild Walk with your Valentine, Galentine or Palentine

Wild Walk with your Valentine, Galentine or Palentine

Bring your Valentine, Galentine or Palentine to a wild walk on Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. for quality time together in nature. Enjoy an expert-guided walk through our grounds and see what you can discover! Registration required.  $10 per person Register...
World of Discovery: Animal and Plant Communication

World of Discovery: Animal and Plant Communication

Jan 18 / 7 p.m. / $ This popular program is sold out.  NOTE TO REGISTERED PARTICPANTS: The program location has changed. Nancy Lawson “Wildscapes” book talk will now be held at Owen Brown Interfaith Center (7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045). Our...