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.
Catoctin Creek Nature Center & Park in Middletown, MD
8 y.o. and up
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.
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
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
more information on our upcoming programs please visit: