We would like to invite you to join us on Sat. Jan 14th from 9-3pm for Appreciation Day, a free community outreach event. We created this special day to honor the staff and volunteers who help make all of our programs possible. Activities will include: live animal presentations, a morning bird-walk, and guest lecture on historic stone bridges of Maryland, and much more. If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP by Friday January 6th by calling 301-600-2051 or e-mailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Schools Out Winter Nature Detectives Series December 27th
Inquiring minds want to know . . . all about nature's chilly secrets! In each program of this series, we'll explore, investigate, craft, and hike our way to understanding one of nature's wonders. Topics will include: Session 1: winter weather detectives, Session 2: winter tree identification, arboreal creatures (animals that live in trees) and animal adaptations. Come for one or both of sessions in this series.
Did you know that you can make string out of plants and tree bark? Cordage is a type of rope or string that can be made from many different fibers. Learn about the different natural materials that can be used to make cordage and make your own to take home and use.
Did you know that you can make a useful and beautiful bowl out of a dried gourd? Our ancestors did. They used what was available to them for storage and created vessels that were works of art. In this workshop, we will create gourd bowls of our own to take home and use. $5 material fee due at first class.
13+ yrs/1 day/ $20
13540 Wed, 12/28 12:30-2:30 pm
Dream Catchers December 28th
In the Native American tradition, dream catchers were intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. Made out of naturally found materials, these organic creations also serve as a reminder that we are all connected to the web of life. Learn how to make our own personal dream catchers and feel free to bring any natural objects that you may already have. $2 material fee due at first class.
13+ yrs/1 day/ $18
13541 Wed, 12/28 3:00-5:00 pm
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Soap-making is an ancient art that allows you to pamper yourself using flowers and herbs, and other goodies from Mother Nature. Treat yourself or a friend for the holidays. Learn how to make all natural herbal soaps and make and take some home with you.
11/04 Wild Turkey Linda Keller
11/09 Pileated Woodpecker, 2 Wood Ducks Sandy Burr
Cedar Waxwing Susan Matthews
11/16 Tufted Titmouse, Chickodee on Sunflower Feeder Susan Matthews
11/18 Tufted Titmouse, 8 Cardinals Sandy Burr
11/20 Waterpenny, Water Beetles, Salamander Victoria Tomes
11/23 Doe, Groundhog near the park entrance Susan Matthews
11/27 Chickens! anonymous
Titmouse, Pileated Woodpecker John Brognard
11/30 Owl, Kinglet (Heritage trail pines) anonymous
12/01 Coopers Hawk in tree Caryn Code
If you saw and/or photographed a plant or animal during your visit to Catoctin Creek Nature Center, we would love to hear from you. We have a wildlife log at the front desk or you could call us at #301-600-2050 or email email@example.com