Thursday, September 27, 2012

Outdoor Box Turtle Exhibit Installation

This Saturday (Sept. 29th) our Eagle Scout Jesse Gladhill will be installing an outdoor box turtle exhibit for our two non-releasable box turtles. Our box turtles will not be introduced into this exhibit until June 2013 when the air temperature is over 70 degrees. This new exhibit will feature a circulated pond, live plants, and a rain barrel. Once our box turtles are introduced into this exhibit, they will live year round in the exhibit. Please join us as we thank Jesse for all his hard work creating this new home for our box turtles.  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Nature Center Naming Contest

Eastern Milk Snake

Our nature center animals are not pets but they are cherished members of our nature center team. We are currently accepting thoughtful Name suggestions for our nature center animals. If you have a name suggestion for our Eastern milk snake in the above photo please e-mail us at:

Eastern Milk Snakes are slender, smooth snakes with reddish or brown splotches on a gray or tan background.  A light “Y’ or “V” mark is usually just behind the head.  The belly of this snake is white with a black checkerboard color.  The number and type of splotches, body rings, and the scale pattern vary in different geographical areas.  Adults grow from 2 to 4 feet. Milksnakes are secretive and like to hide under logs, bark, stumps, and the underground rodent burrows.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall 2012 Recreater Brochure

Have you registered for Fall programs in the 2012 Recreater?  Visit for fall sports instruction, leagues, drop in adult programs, and special events throughout Frederick.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Free Geocaching Class This Weekend

Date:, Sept. 9th, 2012
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
 Location: Catoctin Creek Nature Center

Come learn about Geocaching at Catoctin Creek Nature Center. This program will be an introduction to geocaching. Particiapants will have the chance to operate hand held GPS units and explore the trails at Catoctin Creek Park. This free program is made possible by the Frederick County Nature Council.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

No School Animals Rule Program

No School Animals Rule Program     
When school is out join us for a series of nature programs at Catoctin Creek Park. Themes will include: All About Birds, Fall Color Changes, Totally Turkeys, and Snakes Rule. Children will learn about different animal facts each visit. Enjoy games, crafts, and lots of other fun activities. This program is held on 1st Friday's of each month this fall.           
Ages 6-12 , Fee:$12 
Monday, 9/17, 10:00-11:30am
Friday, 9/21,10:00-11:30am      
Monday 11/5,10:00-11:30am