Monday, August 15, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 PROGRAMS: See Catoctin Creek's Programs starting in September below. . .

TO REGISTER:  
CALL 301-600-2936  or go to www.Recreater.com


Creek Chubs Club

  #9008
Little nature lovers have enjoyed this program since the Nature Center opened! Your child will learn about the natural world through stories, live animals, nature walks, hands-on crafts, and games. This is a parent/child class.  Dress for indoor & outdoor activities.

 Ages:  2-3 years
 Classes:  4
 Day:  Friday
 Dates:  9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28
 Time:  11:15 AM-12 PM
 Fee: $38.00





Home School Days

Allow our experienced naturalists to enrich your child's studies through multidisciplinary approach using nature as a focus. Sessions include an information session and activities based on our theme that day. Dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities.  6 different themes offered in the order given below.

#8969  Amazing Arthropods
#8991  Weather & Climate
#8988  Ecosystem Exploration
#8996  Rockin’ Rocks
#8998  Tracks & Traces
#9000  Awesome Animals 

Ages:  5-13 years
Classes:  1 for each topic listed above
Day:  Friday
Dates:  9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
Time:   1-2:45 PM
Fee:  $8.00 per class



Archery 101      #9125
For 3 weeks we will show you how to properly handle and use archery equipment safely with lots of time to practice each new skill.  We provide all of the necessary equipment, a safe place to shoot, and a Level 1 Certified Instructor to help out. Please bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Ages:  8+ years
Classes:  3
Day:  Sunday
Dates:  9/4, 9/11, 9/18
Time:  1—3 PM
Fee:  $35.00

Cave Exploration     #9003
Join our experienced naturalist John Powers for a sneak peek at one of our local caves.  Learn about the local geology and history of this hidden wonder.  Please remember:  Bring a water bottle, wear long pants & sturdy footwear (no sandals).  Be prepared to get a little dirty! Helmets and lights provided.  Cave tour is mostly walking and stooping.  Cave temp. is 54 degrees.  Trip includes 3 mile round trip hike along the C&O canal.  Directions:  Go on-line to www.recreater.com.

Ages:  8+
Classes: 1
Day:  Sunday
Date:  9/18
Time:  1-3 PM
Fee:  $10.00 


Friends with Nature     #9016
Come discover nature, wildlife, and the world around you through stories, activities, crafts, songs, and outdoor adventures!  Each month will highlight a different type of animal.  This is a parent/child class.

Ages:  3-5 years
Classes:  3
Day:  Saturday
Dates:  9/17, 10/15, 11/19
Time:  11 AM-12:15 PM
Fee:  $28.00



















Monday, July 25, 2016

BUTTERFLY COUNT RESULTS

Tawny Emperor:   Photo by Kathy Barylski
Thanks to everyone who helped count and identify the butterflies at Catoctin Creek Park.  Over 40 people showed up!  Below are the results with the number counted next to the common name for the butterfly.  Thanks to Kathy Barylski for the photo of the Tawny Emperor she found on Sunday.

SUMMER 2016
Butterfly Types
Number Counted
Red-Spotted Purple
   2
Hackberry Emperor
   2
Tawny Emperor
   1
Common Buckeye
   2
Question Mark
   1    
Red Admiral
   1
Silvery Checkerspot
   1
Cabbage White
   over 100
Clouded Sulfur
   over 35
Orange Sulfur
   over 25
Eastern Tailed Blue
   23
Summer Azure
   4
American Copper
   6
Black Swallowtail
   1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
   10
Pipevine Swallowtail
   1
Spicebush Swallowtail
   2
Unidentified Black Swallowtail (larger variety; not counted as a separate species)
   1
Dun Skipper
   1
Least Skipper
   over 15
Peck's Skipper
   9
Tawny-Edged Skipper
   2
Silver Spotted Skipper
   10
Total Number of Species
22
Total Number Counted
250+

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

REMINDER: ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT


ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT
SUNDAY, JULY 24TH
10 AM - 12 PM

Help us find and identify the different species of butterflies in our park!
No experience necessary.

Meeting Location:  Catoctin Creek Nature Center

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Program Openings Available!



Program  Openings are available for the following programs:

We Love Bugs!       
July 18-July 22, 2016

It's summertime and the bugs and butterflies are hopping at
Catoctin Creek Park!  Campers will just love to take bug
hikes, play bug games, make cool bug crafts, and meet
our buggy friends living at the Nature Center.

Ages:  4-6 years old
Time:  9-11:30 AM
Fee:  $72 per camper


Geocaching Series
8/6, 8/13, 8/20

Learn how to use modern GPS technology to find hidden
treasure boxes all over the world.  Topics:  Geocaching for 
Beginners, Deciphering, Puzzles.  
GPS units will be provided, or bring a smart phone with a
Geocaching app (optional).  Also bring a full, refillable
water bottle and hiking shoes.  Under 16 must be
accompanied by a participating (registered) adult.  Sign
up for one or all 3 classes!

Ages:  8+ years
Time:  10 AM - 12 PM
Fee:  $10 per person per class


To Register for these programs:
Call 301-600-2936
Or go to 
www.Recreater.com



































Monday, June 27, 2016

Butterfly Count


ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT
Sunday, July 24th
10 AM





The annual butterfly count is scheduled for Sunday, July 24th, starting at 10 AM at Catoctin Creek Park.  Join Kathy Barylski of the Frederick County Nature Council and members of the 4-H Bug Patrol to count and learn about butterflies in the park.