Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed on Wed. Oct. 31

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed

Wednesday Oct. 31st

Call the cancellation line for details:


Monday, October 29, 2012

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed on Tues Oct. 30th

Catoctin Creek Nature Center

has cancelled all programs and rentals tomorrow,

Tuesday October 30, in anticipation of the

damage projected to happen from Hurricane Sandy.

Call the cancellation line for details:


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Box Turtle Workshop

When: Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Speaker: Sandy Barnett
Registration donation: $25 payable at the door
To Register: contact Susan Matthews at: 301-600-2051

Do you own box turtles, or just want to learn more about them? Have you ever found an injured or sick box turtle and don’t know how to provide emergency care? You’ll find answers to these and other questions at this workshop. Participants will receive a CD that includes: three Power Points (Eastern Box Turtles: Disappearing Gems of the Forest, Non-Marine Turtles of Maryland, and Handling and Transport of Turtles), and a variety of relevant literature and online resources. Please call us at the nature center:301-600-2051 to register for this program.

Guest Speaker: Sandy Barnett was an animal keeper for 28 years, the last 17 as a Senior Herpetologist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. She is senior author of “Indoor Care of North American Box Turtles,” which was awarded top article of the year in the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM, in 2004.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Volunteers Needed

Catoctin Creek Field Study
Saturday Oct. 20th

When: Saturday Oct 20, 9:00-2:00pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center & Park in Middletown, MD
Ages: 8 y.o. and up
Information: Please call 301-600-2050

This Saturday we will be conducting a survey of macroinvertebrates, tiny freshwater insects found in Catoctin Creek. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and identify macroinvertebrates. We will be entering the water approximately up to 1-2 feet deep. Please wear boots or old sneakers that can get wet and dress for the weather. If you are interested in helping with this project please call us and let us know how many people will be coming in your group. This is a rain or shine event.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Upcoming Nature Hike Programs

Fall Colors Hike
Come join us as we take a beautiful walk along Catoctin Creek. We will search for signs of wildlife and learn about the processes which cause the leaves to change color in the Fall. Parents with infants are strongly encouraged to carry their infants in a backpack or pouch.
All Ages, Fee:$10
Sun, 10/21 1:00-2:30pm

Halloween Hike
Halloween is coming and who doesn't like to dress up for it? Wear a costume and come learn about some animals that seem pretty spooky at first…until you know more about them. Touch a toad, sing to a salamander and meet some of our other creepy critters. After we learn about some animals, we will take a hike along the paved paths so everyone can enjoy a parade!
All Ages, Fee:$10
Sat, 10/27 10:00-11:30am

For more information on our upcoming programs please visit:
www.Recreater.com or call: (301)600-2936.