Friday, August 25, 2017

Stream Cleanup Event

 (Part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort)

Saturday, 9/9/17
10 AM – 12 PM
Location:  Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Road, Middletown, MD  21769
Meet:  At the Receiving/Bus Shelter (first one as you enter the parking lot)
What to Bring/Wear:  water bottle, work gloves, sturdy footwear, insect repellent.  We may be walking through some brush/weedy areas as well as wet areas along the creek, so dress accordingly!
Pre-registration:  Not required but helpful!  Please email:       
Note:  Children ages 8 and older may participate but must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the International Coastal Cleanup, go to

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Park after Dark Event

The Frederick County Nature Council invites you to its "Park after Dark" event at Fountain Rock Park.   Details below.

Park after Dark
Friday August 25th from 7-10 pm
Fountain Rock Park
8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD 21793

Live Music, Hors d'oeuvre, Silent Auction,
Fancy S’mores, and a Nature Program.
18 and over
 $ 25.00 per person

Please inquire at the park for more information:

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fountain Rock Park 30th Anniversary Event

Please help celebrate our sister Nature Center's 30th Anniversary!
August 25th, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM
See flyer below for more information!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Annual Butterfly Count

Annual Butterfly Count
Sunday, July 30th, 2017
10 AM - 12 PM
Family-friendly Event!
No Experience Necessary!

Meet at the Nature Center.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

PM Update

Nest Check #1: On 5/31, our Purple Martin monitor reported the colony looked healthy with 43 out of 48 gourds occupied.
19 gourds had eggs. 2 had only 1 egg, 4 had 6. A total of 79. WOW!
Nest check #2: On 7/26, our monitor reported 102 hatchlings and 36 eggs.
Thanks to all who have contributed to the success of the Catoctin Creek Purple Martin project.
Photos courtesy of Don Hambright, our main Purple Martin monitor.