Spotted at the Conservancy: Juvenile red-shouldered hawk

Spotted at the Conservancy: Juvenile red-shouldered hawk

This awkward bundle of feathers will soon grow into a majestic red-shouldered hawk. Kurt Schwarz photographed this puffy teenager on Sept. 19 near the stone wall that runs from Montjoy Barn down to the stream. He believes this hawk is the offspring of the mated pair...
Bid now on silent auction items

Bid now on silent auction items

The silent auction connected with our Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn fundraiser is open and ready for your bids! More than 75 items are available, with values from $30 to more than $1,500. Even if you can’t make it to our event, you can bid from your home...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Eastern meadowlark

Spotted at the Conservancy: Eastern meadowlark

Debbie Trail spotted this male meadowlark in full voice in one of our fields. Despite their name, meadowlarks are not larks. They’re in the blackbird family, and their whistling, flute-like songs float over our fields at twilight. Some male meadowlarks can sing...
Animals in Search of Food:  with photographer Frank Marsden

Animals in Search of Food: with photographer Frank Marsden

April 20 / 7pm / FREE Frank Marsden’s photographs of wildlife are startlingly intimate! Join us for an evening of discovering wildlife’s non-stop foraging for daily food, as Marsden shares the stories behind his photographs. By knowing the traits, habits, and...
Spotted at the Conservancy: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Spotted at the Conservancy: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

The yellow-bellied sapsucker, which spends summers in Canada, visits Maryland in winter. Sapsuckers have been drilling telltale rows of holes in trees around Conservancy property. Bonnie Ott spotted a few of the robin-sized woodpeckers, which drink sugary sap from the...