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week 1: Fantastic beasts

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week 2: silly seasons

Save the date for Wine in the Garden

We're excitedly planning your fall party! Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn is set for Sept. 19, 2024, with local beer, wine and nonalcoholic drinks, plus food from more than a dozen local caterers. Need a little entertainment? We'll have live music, a silent...

Stories under the stars

Meet up Aug. 9 for our next Amphitheater Series Performance, starting at 7 p.m. Dovie Thomason, a storyteller with Apache and Scot Traveler heritage, will draw on 40 years of experience to tell nature-themed tales outside in our new amphitheater. Free to attend,...

Connecting all to nature

The Conservancy spent the past year refining our approach to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. We've written a new diversity statement and are working every day to reflect it. Our mission calls us to fully honor, respect and include people of all races,...

Growing at preschool

Last month, the Conservancy's Nature Preschool finished its third full year of offering immersive nature education. In mid-June, students in the Crow and Chickadee classes graduated with a sweet ceremony in Belmont's beautiful garden before enjoying refreshments, one...

Buzz by Pollinator Fest

Pollinator Fest celebrates the butterflies, moths, bats, birds and bees that pollinate our world. Join us to learn about these fascinating, essential critters and for seed giveaways, a nature book swap, native garden tours, plant sales, beekeeper information, games...

Volunteer spotlight: Marti Ellerbrock

When spring arrives, Marti Ellerbrock prepares for field trip season by putting on her sturdy shoes, raincoat and enthusiastic smile. No matter the weather, Ellerbrock cheerfully leads giggling groups of elementary and secondary students on hikes through our grounds....

Spotted at the Conservancy: Shy cosmet moth

Dave Webb of the Maryland Biodiversity Project found this shy cosmet moth caterpillar in the seedhead of a cattail. Over the winter, the caterpillar eats the cattail seeds, shelters in the plant and is protected from predators in its soft, cozy home. When June...

Seeking preschool space

The Conservancy's Nature Preschool is flying high as a kite. The county government gave us a grant to find a location where we can expand our preschool, since we have more than 100 families on the waiting list for our nature-based early childhood education. We're...

“State lines can’t stop us”

At last month's Watershed Report Card summit, Atholton students and Youth Climate Institute ambassadors Candace and James talked about the hope offered by YCI, which is spreading nationwide. Meg Boyd, Conservancy executive director, announced that YCI added chapters...

Volunteer spotlight: Interns

Maryland First Lady Dawn Moore (center) thinks the Conservancy interns are something special and we agree! Many of the high school interns are Youth Climate Institute ambassadors. They are, left to right, Connor (Glenelg), Isa (Marriotts Ridge), Abby (Long Reach),...

week 3: go green

week 4: nature quest

week 5: expedition:base camp

week 6: stream super heros

week 7: outdoors-Maryland!

week 8: pollination experimentation

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